Sunday, May 25, 2008
Road Trip: Old Lincoln, New Mexico
The town of Lincoln is in the Valley of the Rio Bonito near the Lincoln National Forest on Route 380. Situated at 5700 feet, it is a living community although its population is only about 150.
Most of the main street through the town of Lincoln, New Mexico is part of the Lincoln State Monument, and is sometimes said to consist of 1000 yards of museums. It shows a community as it was in the 1870's and 1880's, and includes 17 structures and outbuildings built mostly in the Territorial adobe architectural style.