This cemetery had one of the few expressly-designated paupers areas that I have ever seen. Most of the markers in that part of the cemetery were non-existent and the simple concrete markers on the rest of them had eroded to the point where the graves were mostly just marked by pieces of rebar.
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