In Americas great southwest, astride the Continental Divide, sits Pie Town, peacefully resting in west central New Mexico.
In the early 1920's "broke down" on the side of the road, Mr.Clyde Norman a tall Texan and WW1 veteran who
"liked to bake" began making dried apple pies at
his at his upstart business on a piece of ground that lay along a
little rocky ridge and the "Coast to Coast Highway" later to become
U.S. 60. The word got around that the best pies anywhere were to be
found at "Pie Town".
The Town still carries that distinction.
Where?A scenic 160 miles Southwest of Albuquerque, far enough away to
find peace and quiet in an increasingly, noisy and fast paced world,you will find
Pie Town, at mile marker 56, U.S. Hwy 60.
Visited by a myriad of travelers seeking a
more relaxed route, as well as adventurers from around the world
traveling the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada Pie Town is an oasis of pie nearly halfway between Socorro NM and the Arizona state line.
At nearly 8000'above sea level this diminutive western town also has a Post
Office (still), Pieoneer cafe, Pie Town Mercantile, Jimmy Jo's very cute little store full of snacks, souveniers, art and more.
"Lester Jackson Park" a FREE campground yes free! where the
Annual Pie Town Festival is held on every second Saturday in September.
The main activities are staying warm or cool, cowboying, hunting,
fishing, camping, hiking, telling stories, pie baking/eating, star
gazing (or just plain gazing) and enjoying a life well lived.
Life out here is a step back in the past where neighbors look out for
one another, would not drive past without waving, and some could care
Stop in for a visit and say howdy to us.
"Thats our story and we're stickin to it"
Pie Town circa 1940
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