Hagan

Name:

Hagan

County:

Sandoval

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

35°19’02N 106°18’50W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Hagan is a ghost town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States of America, about 13 miles (22 km) southeast of San Felipe Pueblo.

Remains:

In 1902 The New Mexico Fuel and Iron Company was established to develop coal mines in the locality. The name Hagan was chosen for the site in 1904, named after a local official of the AT&SF Railroad, no doubt to encourage the extension of a railroad spur to serve the mines. Initially, coal was hauled by wagon to the railroad main line at San Felipe. Work on the spur was begun in 1908 but was suspended within months, stalling development of the community of about 60 residents for a decade.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Only the foundations and a few brick walls of the power plant, general store, reservoir, and a few smaller buildings remain. The site is visible from Indian Service Road 844/Madera Road which follows the railroad grade from San Felipe, but the ruins are on private land owned by the Diamond Tail Ranch and are usually not open to the public except by occasional organized tours.

Remarks:

In 1919 a “gentleman entrepreneur,” Jean Justin DePraslin of New Orleans convinced investors to put up nearly $450,000 to develop the Hagan Coal Mine, including housing, mine buildings and a power plant. A further £300,000 was raised for a new railroad, the Rio Grande Eastern, and the line was completed in May 1924. As well as the coal, the railroad hauled brick and tile from a brick factory adjacent to the ruins of Tonque Pueblo, a few miles north of the town.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *