Silver Nuggets

  1. A Neighborhood Tells its Stories Through Public Art

    The Chihuahua Hill mural was done by Los Angeles artist Carlos Callejo, with input from residents who helped to both develop the images and themes and to paint it. Read on...
  2. Grandma Was a Bootlegger: Rising Above Economic Segregation in Silver City

    I got my chance to learn about bootlegging in Chihuahua Hill while interviewing a woman named Mary who divulged to me in a hushed whisper, “My grandma was a bootlegger.” Read on...
  3. H.B. Ailman: The Boom and Bust Cycle Personified

    Henry Boyer Ailman’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the stately Victorian home which houses the Silver City Museum. The boom and bust cycles he overcame and succumbed to in a region dominated by mining and ranching continue to this day. Read on...
  4. My Unlikely Friendship with El Bilito

    Writer Denise Chávez' unique take on Billy the Kid... Read on...
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