14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Abandoned General Store, Duran, NM

New Mexico is home to an estimated 400 ghost towns and abandoned settlements. Most were abandoned due to a lack of water or because they didn't have the ability to sustain themselves after the railroads moved away. The ghost towns of New Mexico represent both the folly and high water mark of Manifest Destiny.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Duran, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Taylor Osborn