Steins NM Townsite - Ghost town
I was corrected when I mispronounced the name of this town. I was told, “You mean Steens.” Yep I said.
Unfortunately this place is Closed to the public, thanks to all the tourists that just had to steal something.
Named after Captain Enoch Stein who was an army officer fighting the Apache Wars. Originally, because of the threat of Apache attacks, it was called “Doubtful Canyon”.
A stagecoach route between San Antonio and San Diego passed nearby in 1857 and then in 1858 the Butter Field Overland stage road came to town. In 1860 the town was established when the Railroad arrived.
The railroad kept it alive and so did the post office from 1888 through 1944.
Photos Courtesy of Mike Sinnwell March 2011
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