Dawson Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Dawson cemetery, in Colfax County, New Mexico. Dawson was the site of two separate coal mining disasters in 1913 and 1923. Dawson is located about 17 miles northeast of Cimarron, New Mexico. The township is gone but the cemetery remains. Growing up in a mining community in south Wales in the UK, it can be very moving to see the grave markers of the hundreds who died in two extreme mining accidents in this former township. I made this image last August when the afternoon sunlight through the thunderstorms and sunflowers accompanied the white grave markers of those killed in the two separate disasters. Thanks for looking. G

Dawson cemetery, New Mexico.

Some links with further information and photographs:

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/picturepages/pp-dawson1.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson%2C_New_Mexico

2 thoughts on “Dawson Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

  1. My husbands family were born in Dawson. We all go for the yearly Dawson get together. Do you have these in cards that I could send to family members. Thank you, Patricia.

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