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La Casa Enchilada: 1940

La Casa Enchilada: 1940

June 1940. "Detail of front of store building. Mogollon, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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It Still Stands

If you go to street view, it's known as the Old Kelly Store. It's easy to find in such a small area. It's been patched oa bit over time.

An interesting little town!

... but the road to get there is not for the faint-hearted!

Grill Marks

Given that bench is made out of straps of sheet metal, it's a wonder anyone ever actually sat on it.

I wonder

... if irregular boarders got a discount.

Travel book release

Titled "Mogollon, New Mexico, on $1.40 per day." The bench may not look too sturdy and the curtains double as dish towels (or vice versa) but where else can you take a vacation including food and lodging for that price?

Just askin'

Do you get an enchilada or two if you board there? Looking at the prices, it might be a good deal if they're any good.

The Conversation Just After

"C'mon in for a spell", the man with the dirty apron said, waving around a glass with some tired foam on it.

"Nah, can't. Got work to do." said the photographer, feeling he'd been caught. "Government work. It's important. Might be famous someday."

"What do you think I'm sayin, bud? I'm makin some more signs here and I need some help. I need a spell checker."

[And that's when the photographer told him about a job opening in Montana. - Dave]

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