Before 1920, only a lone boxcar occasionally stood on siding at
this featureless site. Then an oil driller named McCamey hit
a gusher. In less than a year, McCamey was brawling boom town
of 10,000 housed in tents and hastily constructed buildings.
Much quieted, McCamey today is still a center of oil activity
and is livestock shipping point for surrounding ranches.
- MENDOZA TRAIL MUSEUM-Exhibits include relics of this
recent frontier; Indian artifacts, fossils, mementos of oil boom,
antique furniture. Also on museum grounds are historic Adrian
House, and Santa Fe RR depot. Open Mon. - Fri. 1 - 5:30 p.m.
on U.S. 67 east. 915/652-3192.
- SANTA FE PARK-Large pecan and elm trees, rare in this
region, shade picnic areas and grassy playground. At east city
limits of McCamey on U.S. 67.
- SCENIC DRIVE-Panoramic views on drive across King Mountain.
Mesa's surface at altitude of 3, 100 feet is ranch land shared
by cattle, sheep, and oil wells. Inquire locally about country-road
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