NAME: Page
COUNTY: McKinley
CLIMATE: Snowy winters, mild summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring to Fall
COMMENTS: There are current residents in the surrounding area but the remains of the Post Office and School building are the only structures for about 2 miles. The old School house and Post office are located at a crossroads (4-way) and only the foundations remain.
REMAINS: Foundations of School House and Post Office, atleast 10 standing abandonded farmhouses, barns, and homesteads within 10 miles.
The town of Page, New Mexico was a farming, ranching, and logging community located in the Zuni mountains. Original homesteaders settled in the area in the 1870's and 1880's and the population peaked in the early 1930's. Less than a mile from the actual town site is an outcropping of rock with petroglyphs- evidence of early Native American nomads. Potato farming was a major crop and abandoned railroad tracks can be found in various areas of the neighboring forest. Harsh winters in the 1930's and 1940's caused many families to move to nearby Gallup, NM. There are a few descendants of original settlers still living in the area. Standing buildings every 1-2 miles remind passers-by that the community once flourished. A beautiful area. Submitted by: Cyle Balok