The railroad and gold were often the beginnings of these towns. 1899 was Ancho's year of birth due to railroad and gold in the Jicarilla Mountains. But Ancho developed another product. A brick factory made cream colored bricks and were used on homes throughout central New Mexico. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, trainloads of Ancho bricks traveled almost 1,500 miles to the city by the bay to help in its reconstruction. This business closed too and Ancho's population diminished considerably.
A ghost hunter forum on-line suggested that this town was very haunted, although the "phenomenon" that was being discussed was very vague. The site caught our attention so we decided to drive to Ancho to take a look. To view our report on our investigation of Ancho, click the link below;