The Golden Spur Saloon
U.S. Highway 60, Magdalena, New Mexico
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Getting to Know Us
"Waitin' for The Pool Sharks"
We're working on a slideshow with music for our
Old Timers pics....hang on....meanwhile scroll through
our Facebook page to get a look....
Golden Spur owner Darrell Pettis and his wife Evelyn
THE GOLDEN SPUR
HAS GONE TO THE DOGS!
Regular Dog - $1.50
Brat - $2.00
Cheese or Green Chile - add 50 cents
Someone opened the front door of the Saloon
caught our friend Pancho in the act!
General Villa has brought back
provisions for the troops!
There's 50 photos of the 2012 Kids Rodeo up on the site (page tab at the top).
We decided to leave it up - we didn't get a chance to update it in 2013
since our Old Timers Celebration got called off due to the water problems
in the village. 2014 pics are on their way.
SUPPORT KIDS RODEO ASSOCIATIONS
OR GROUPS IN YOUR AREA!
And while we're on the subject of
we thought bull riders and their fans might get
"Bull Rider" -
which won first
prize in the
Communication Arts Photography Competition.
The digital age....Chris combined 4 shots and stitched them together.
Damn well, we might add. It was made for a client selling boots.
The only building left standing here now is Evett's, on the right.
All of what you see to the left - the Becker-MacTavish Co. store, followed by
the Silver Bell Saloon, the Hotel Aragon, etc. are all gone, as many
old western towns' buildings and storefronts are across the West - gone with the
wind and the tumbleweeds, and, some folks will tell ya' - the insurance money,
when they got burned down as towns in the West fell on rough times.
It happend here. A darn shame all-around.
But, as an old cowboy philospher says,
"History really isn't about places or things -
it's about PEOPLE
and what they did
while they lived somewhere."
And Magdalena's got lotsa that kind'a history!
Short segments (2-5 minute) of the PBS television documentary "WAY OUT THERE" -
an award-winning program about Magdalena and this general part of
first broadcast in '85 by KNME, Albuquerque, are now on the site
scattered through the various pages.
The first one - titled "Early Magdalena" - is below.
It's a brief overview of the geologic, historical, and legendary background
of west-central New Mexico, and "Cow Town Magdalena" in particular.
"Smoke of a 45"
No Life for a Lady
by Agnes Morley Cleaveland
Published in 1941
"There is a legend that Lady Magdalena Mountain was a sanctuary
respected by the Indians, where fugitives, whether deservedly or not,
found refuge from pursuing enemies.
The legend did not
hold after the paleface came
shooting his way into the land. Many a pursued man
fell before his nemesis in the streets of Magdalena."
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