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Semi-Retired from IBM and Texas Instruments but still work as Broadcast Engineer part time for KXCI Community Radio in Tucson Az USA. I enjoy Photography, Music and Live Audio Recording.
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Glad you enjoyed the photo. It's not usually this green nowadays either. More rain than usual this last spring.

Wow. It's still there.

I last had the opportunity to be in Duran at Christmas 1980 with much of the Hindi family. That was unforgettable, as was touring a part of what was the original Ranch. I believe it was twice the area of, say, San Francisco. If I have surviving photos I will post them.

The building was a general store on the bottom and a hotel on top. There are 14 rooms upstairs. There is a great story about the history of this place and the last hanging in NM. You can read about it by searching for the geocaches in thus little town. (Go to, sign in and search for Duran, NM. There are 5 caches in thus town!.)

Great Picture!!!


Corey Coyle

  Hello.    Doug!  Your pictures have profound artistic value. I am impressed in your gallery. LIKE. 相親相近 成球平和 = Our close relationship will breed global peace.... ((^_^))

I stayed there in 1968. It was my barracks, Mostly empty space but some of it was still in use. May have been an old German hospital originally, not sure.

I "like" those fish shaped signs along the Path. Good idea, nice photo.

hello. DOUG!
marvelous photograph!!! LIKE!  congratulation and have a nice day for you!!!!

Wind towers on the ranch of Erlindo & Chrisofora Tapia. (I found this comment on another photo)

That's such a well kept cool old motel, isn't it? Thanks for giving me the real name - I just made up the Motel 8 part for the fun of the title, so it's good to know what it's actually called. Thanks!

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