Some enterprising aridophiles from Germany bought the town, and they've been revealing it back for themselves and all passing by this remote area of Chihuahuan desert grassland - locals and travelers between El Paso and Marfa. They've even held film festivals, work days, and other events for the public and their friends.
The owners recently had 2 radio interviews that I really enjoyed - here and here.
My roadside views from 11/21/2012, from a plant and phytogeography perspective, of course -
|And "they're on the web" - here.|
|I can visualize what this looked like 40 years ago. Before there were passersby doing a roadtrip from places like Albuquerque, Tucson or El Paso out to Marfa, to catch some off-the-beaten-track weekend concert or event.|
And certainly before
This is at least 2 hours from El Paso - that's remote. And it gets more remote, but that's another post.
I'm imagining a family passing through the Big Bend, driving a car with those big-finned fenders, staying here. And since I'm listening to rockabilly music right now on KRTS, I bet they were, too. Assuming they could get a radio station out here.