Dawson Cemetery

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The ghost town of Dawson was once a large coal mining town. In the early 1900’s, a decade apart two separate mining disasters struck the town, and killed more than 400 men. The cemetery is filled with crosses that mark the graves of these men, row after row stretching up the hill.

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    Geographic Information

    Off A-38
    South of Dawson, NM
    United States

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    36.655283857, -104.767629947
    Colfax County, New Mexico
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