Madrid produced the coal that both built the Bomb and inspired Walt Disney. Abandoned as a ghost town for many years, it was reborn as a thriving artistic community ... More info ›
Madrid produced the coal that both built the Bomb and inspired Walt Disney. Abandoned as a ghost town for many years, it was reborn as a thriving artistic community. The Oral History Tour lets you hear Madrid’s stories, as told by the people who lived them. Using smartphone technology, it plays the audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place.
All dimensions of Madrid’s peculiar, multifaceted story are explored: from an eyewitness account of union-busting violence, to that time the brand-new fire engine accidentally burned down the firehouse. The Oral History Tour was distilled from seventy hours of interviews, and endures as a preserved collective memory of this unique New Mexican treasure.
Of this two-hour tour, The Santa Fe Reporter wrote, “It’s a deep dive into the fascinating history of the little town. You’ll find interviews with locals, some of whom have lived in Madrid their whole lives, and a narrator with a soothing voice ... it works exceedingly well.”
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Pass By: Madrid Ghost Town, Highway 14, Madrid, NM
The ghost town of Madrid is quite alive and filled with art and history.
Hear the hidden stories of Madrid delivered from its residents straight to your phone as you explore the town.
Pass By: The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
Established in 1899, The Mine Shaft Tavern is a roadside saloon that offers New Mexican food, draft beer & live music.
Pass By: Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, 2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
The Old Coal Town Museum is a tribute to mining-town life and has a vast range of mining memorabilia including old mining equipment and also old shop fittings and hospital paraphernalia.