When natural gas began to be the more popular fuel for home heating, the demand for coal began to fall. The town of Madrid collapsed along with the coal market. In 1954, the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company ceased to operate, and almost all of its residents moved away.
Was Wild hogs filmed in Madrid?
Most of the movie “Wild Hogs” was filmed in New Mexico, with many scenes in Albuquerque (standing in for the characters’ hometown of Cincinnati, of all things…) and the bulk of the action was filmed in Madrid, along the Turquoise Trail.
Are there turquoise mines in New Mexico?
Turquoise deposits are widely distributed in New Mexico in a triangular- shaped region extending from Santa Fe County at the northern apex to Otero, Dofra Ana, and Grant Counties in the south.