If these walls could talk...

It's quiet now, but the walls of old Fort Stanton in southern New Mexico have seen their share of action. Originally built as a base from which to fight the Apaches, it later served as a tuberculosis hospital for Merchant Marine seamen, a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp, an internment camp for German sailors, a refuge for Japanese-American families, a women's prison, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Many secrets are hidden in these walls. Shh--they're whispering to you now.
That was a great place to visit. thanks for taking us.
posted April 8th, 2018  
Wonderful narrative and photo!
posted April 8th, 2018  
Love this & yes, what tales to tell..
posted April 8th, 2018  
So many and varied visitors and inmates - that's amazing! And I loved reading your comment - so well done Mannie :)
posted April 8th, 2018  
Great POV and story. Imagine.
posted April 8th, 2018  
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Interesting story. Beautiful light and shadow.
posted April 8th, 2018  
Great composition - really captures the abandonment. Fav for me.
posted April 9th, 2018  
I love the blank wall , the light through the windows and the shadows - a great pov and composition . And a wonderful narrative to go with the image - fav
posted April 9th, 2018  
Very interesting story. yes if walls could talk, but do we really want to listen so some of those happenings.
posted April 10th, 2018  
@bigdad @bruni @beryl @linnypinny @gijsje @kathiecb @gilbertwood @happysnaps @janeandcharlie Thanks for your nice comments on my photo of Ft. Stanton. Most of the old cavalry forts around here lie in ruins, but this one is still in fairly good shape. It has a lovely setting high in the mountains. Over the years, it has housed such notables as Kit Carson, John "Black Jack" Pershing, Billy the Kid, and the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry. Yes, I believe the walls really have been witnesses to history.
posted April 11th, 2018  
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