Snapshots Sunday: Walsenburg

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Walsenburg Sign Image One
Photo Credit: Acts & Tracks (Radio Ronin WordPress Site)

As a companion piece to the Fort Sumner post, my ex-Marine and I headed north, still on our way to Liar’s Lodge. We headed into snow and landed in Walsenburg, Colorado, in Huerfano County, a town smaller than the one I am living in and, as of 2019, continues to hemorrhage people from a peak of 5,855 in 1940. We arrived after dark and stopped to eat. There’s not much there, back then or now. ~Vic

New Mexico Mountains Image Two
Driving north on I-25 through New Mexico.
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Mileage Sign Image Three
Las Vegas, New Mexico, by the way…
Driving Into Snow Image Four
The snow showed up.
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Snowy Road Image Five
Continuing north.
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Empty Diner Image Six
This is from December 2008 but,
the diner looks like it’s from 1974.
Alpine Rose Cafe
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Deserted Diner Image Seven
It was open but, deserted.
We had a decent meal.
It’s still there as of 2018.
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Radio Station Image Eight
It appears to still be there.
It is the only home of Colorado Rockies Baseball
in Southern Colorado.
Huerfano Courthouse Image Nine
County courthouse and jail all lit up.
The lights in the windows are odd.
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Snowing Image Ten
It started to snow, again,
while I was attempting another picture.

Additional Reading:
Returning to the Place I’d Never Been (Acts & Tracks/
City of Walsenburg (
Walsenburg (
Walsenburg (Uncover Colorado)

19 thoughts on “Snapshots Sunday: Walsenburg

    Dayphoto said:
    August 23, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Way down there in the state from us. But a nice trip to go on with you in this posting. 🙂

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 23, 2020 at 2:54 PM

      Dan loved Colorado, as did I and he wanted us to eventually move there. We would have and we’d have still been married if he hadn’t lost his mind after he retired from the Marine Corps.

      I have other photos coming up. Glad you like.

        Dayphoto said:
        August 24, 2020 at 10:58 AM

        Oh, fun. Wee little blasts from your past! 🙂

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    August 23, 2020 at 9:35 PM

    Love these pictures Vic. The mountains are awesome…the courthouse is really cool

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 24, 2020 at 2:10 AM

      Tank you, tank you! It just recently occurred to me to post them

        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        August 24, 2020 at 9:19 AM

        I like older pictures…these are not too old but still

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 24, 2020 at 3:48 PM

          I have tons of those. They need to be scanned. Massive undertaking…

            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            August 24, 2020 at 3:51 PM

            Scanning old pictures is a drag…great reward but a long process.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 24, 2020 at 4:20 PM

              Yeah. Tell me about it. I have BOXES. I had a Kodak Instamatic that I wore out as a kid. SO many pix… 😳

                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                August 24, 2020 at 5:03 PM

                It’s a pain scanning…then you crop them etc.

    charliecountryboy said:
    August 24, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Great photos can’t imagine snow at this time of year (or don’t want to lol) I guess you must be at a very high altitude😀

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 24, 2020 at 4:16 PM

      These were from December 2008 in Colorado. I was living in Texas at the time and traveling with the ex-Marine. I live in my home state of NC, now.

    Snapshots Sunday: New Mexico « Cosmic-Observation said:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:32 PM

    […] is somewhat of a companion piece to Walsenburg and Fort Sumner. These were shots taken after we left Fort Sumner and were on our way to […]

    Rusty Armor said:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:35 PM

    My old stomping grounds. Includes your Raton, Walsenburg and Capuline photos. Makes me homesick …

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 22, 2023 at 11:05 PM

      You from New Mexico or Colorado?

        Rusty Armor said:
        January 23, 2023 at 7:08 PM

        Both. Mostly up and down the San Luis Valley and Taos … Spent a lot of time in Walsenburg and Las Vegas and Raton …

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 24, 2023 at 12:21 AM

          We didn’t make it to Las Vegas. We turned north. We had come from Fort Sumner.

          I loved Walsenburg. Cute town.

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