The Misc. Vol. 03 is in the mail, and in it a whole section on ghost towns of Texas and New Mexico. I checked out copious quantities of travel guides and photo books to track down the empty old towns along Route 66 and elsewhere in preparation for my trip west and found in my travels that there are ghost towns and ghostly towns, the latter inhabited yet somehow still desolate.
Below are some of my favorite photos, outtakes that wouldn't comfortably fit on the magazine pages. The towns featured are Childress, Glenrio and Chillicothe, Texas and Endee, New Mexico.
The abandoned Hotel Childress
Once a stop on Route 66, the town on the Texas-New Mexico border is nothing more than empty motor hotels and abandoned gas stations.
Almost to Glenrio
First stop in Texas, last stop in Texas
The sign for the Texas Longhorn Motel and Cafe, located on the state line, read "First stop in Texas, last stop in Texas."
Between Glenrio & Endee
Travelers no more
Route 66 Magic
Not in a ghost town, per se, but irressistable.