Chilili Travel Blog› entry 109 of 121 › view all entries
From Amarillo we spent quite some time driving because our next stop was very near Albuquerque, New Mexico. It required we get off I-40 and go south for about 25 miles and then west a few miles and then take a smaller scenic road north to the very small town of Chilili. We had no address, and all we were looking for was the cemetery. This is a very unusual one, on what appears to be Indian Reservation Land. The land is granted to Chilili. The lone road wound through the rolling hills and we went by a few houses here and there but never did see any businesses where we could stop and ask. Then suddenly on the right we found what we were looking for. Behind a short chain link fence was the Cemetery and what made this a special and unique one, many of the headstone and markers were not made of stone at all. Rather, a person had taken tin sheets and with a hammer and pointed punch put the names, dates and other information into the tin. A few of the markers were fairly recent, but many dated back for many years.
We also got to see a few great buildings. As many of you are aware, I love old barns and buildings. I got pictures of a few today. These photos were not all taken at the same location, just all in the same day in New Mexico.