It’s mostly a ghost town now, but at one point the place had six silver mines and a population of around 4,000. (The 2000 census listed the population at 11; I’d guess that by now the population is in single digits.)

But the cemetery is sizable. It’s also rugged, with cactus and mesquite trees alongside rocked-topped graves. Most of the graves are marked with simple wooden crosses, none of which have any identifying information on them. And, oddly, in a town with almost no inhabitants, the paint on most of the crosses appears to be fairly new. But someone paints them…

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

Posted on January 3, 2019, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Mysterious as Sue stated. Strangely beautiful. Almost forlorn but for the painter who either remembers or at least cares.


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