Archive for: Chloride

The Luna Family

An interview with Amado (Amao), Libby, Donald, Elsie and Esther Patty Luna, who discuss life in the Chloride area. Amao was born in Dry Creek; his father worked in many of the local mines when Amao was growing up. Libby was born in Chloride.

Molly Baca

Molly Baca was born on a goat farm in Chloride in 1931. When she was 3, her family moved to Hillsboro, where her father made a living first by panning for gold and then as Probate Judge. Her mother cleaned famous “madame” Sadie Orchard’s Hotel. Molly also worked with her stepfather during his tenure at the Ladder Ranch. She and her husband eventually settled in Hot Springs.

Boom & Bust

The story of the mining boom that energized and built Sierra County, New Mexico.


This video offers a list of the cemeteries in Sierra County and includes directions to their sites. Also included are some descriptions of the notable and notorious people buried around the area.

The Gurules

Lula and Larry (Elerico) Gurule talk about life in Winston & Chiz New Mexico.