Lake Valley Historic Townsite

Description:

The mining town of Lake Valley was founded in 1878 after silver was discovered. Almost overnight, the small frontier town blossomed into a major settlement with a population of 4,000 people. Today, silver mining has played out and all that remains is a ghost town. BLM has restored the schoolhouse and chapel. The restored schoolhouse provides a glimpse of what schooling in a rural area was like in the early 20th century. Other buildings in the town site have been stabilized to slow further deterioration. There also is a self-guided, interpretive walking tour.

Directions:

Go west of Caballo Lake on NM 152, then south on NM 27; or from NM 26 at the town of Nutt, travel north on NM 27 for about 12 miles.

Phone:

(575) 525-4300

Email:

ogomez@blm.gov

Address:

Las Cruces District Office 1800 Marquess Street Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370

Activities:

Auto Touring Historic & Cultural Site Interpretive Programs Picnicking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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