Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fort Wingate Army Depot

Fort Wingate was a large army depot which was shut down in the 1980s.  It has 22,000 acres.  We drove through the gate and found cars from about six different states but no people.  Even found a building with 51 on it.  It felt like we were in some outer space movie.  We did find a man on a four wheeler who told us what was going on.  The land is being prepared to go back to the Navajos.  There are inspectors going out looking for bombs and decommissioning them.  They have emptied the bunkers out but there are bombs scattered throughout the property.  He speculated the bunkers may be turned into housing for the Indians. The bunkers are very large and well built.  It was a ghost town.

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