Cannon, community volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower site

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during Saturday’s clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sarah E. Schooling Durham’s grave is one of about eight whose gravestones are still visible and standing at the Blacktower Cemetery located west of Chavez West housing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower […]

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Freedom New Mexico Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown. Volunteers are scheduled to gather May 29-30 to help clean up the century-old resting place, which is […]