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Snappy Lunch: 1940

Snappy Lunch: 1940

June 1940. "Main street of Mogollon, New Mexico. Second largest gold section in the state." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.

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An American Pastime: Target Practice

I wonder if that is brand new Texaco sign leaning against the railing, set to replace the bullet-riddled one currently in play.

Nothing exceptional

Just regular meals.

What, you think you're somebody special?

Saturday nights

Higgins & Higgins looks as though it had more than its share of Saturday night bar fights.

Holland's General Store

It seems Mogollon counted more than one General Store:

Feeling hungry?

My favorite Spaghetti Western, "My Name Is Nobody," filmed several scenes in Mogollon. One side story of the film was an abandoned gold mine that sprang back to life (albeit with stolen gold). One final point made by Henry Fonda's character: "When you're up to your nose in s**t, keep your mouth shut!"

Mogollon Today

The general store has been rebuilt, and the Snappy Lunch building is still there.

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