Chilili, NM

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At the entry to the Cemetary in Chilili, NM.

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.

Judes_Girl says:
Is there something weird about me that I find this place really lovely? There's something desolate yet serene about it, and I love that old house in the picture. I wish I could buy it and fix it up... Thanks for all the wonderful pics. ♥
Posted on: Jan 12, 2013
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At the entry to the Cemetary in Ch…
At the entry to the Cemetary in C…
This nice two story home is availa…
This nice two story home is avail…
It offers... hmmm, not very much. …
It offers... hmmm, not very much.…
And its barn is leaning due to th…
And it's barn is leaning due to t…
Bit it has lots of fortitude. Stil…
Bit it has lots of fortitude. Sti…
This once had walls and roof, now …
This once had walls and roof, now…
This one is just old
This one is just old
The wind blew most of the roof off…
The wind blew most of the roof of…
A closer look shows that even the …
A closer look shows that even the…
The wind can be very distructive.
The wind can be very distructive.
This old guys has a few replacemen…
This old guys has a few replaceme…
Chilili Sights & Attractions review
Unusual Tin Grave Marker
One of the many places we decided to visit after checking RoadsideAmerica.com was this unusual cemetery in Chilili, New Mexico. Chilili is a very sma… read entire review
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