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

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It seems Mogollon counted more than one General Store:

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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!"

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

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