Sunlight Rained Down

High thin clouds diffused the sunlight that was spilling onto the cemetery.

Selected for its healthful climate, the nearby installation of Fort Stanton served as a tuberculosis hospital for the Merchant Marines, hosting some 5,000 sailor patients between 1899 and 1953, 1,500 of whom are buried here in this desert location.

Fort Stanton, New Mexico
photographed 4.25.2021

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