Sweet Spot: Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town book cover

Anyone who has traveled U.S. Highway 60 across western New Mexico has passed through a town with a name easy to remember—Pie Town. The University of New Mexico Press has just published award-winning California photographer Arthur Drooker’s Pie Town Revisited a new book on the ubiquitously named, unincorporated hamlet on the Continental Divide. Drooker’s interest in the town began when he discovered Russell Lee’s Farm Service Administration photos taken in 1940. The book has a dozen of Lee’s rare color photographs of the rural town and its residents and 52 of Drooker’s photos he made on seven visits to Pie Town between 2011 and 2014.   For pie lovers, the book holds a bonus: the recipe for New Mexico Apple Pie from Michael Rawls, pie maker and proprietor of the Good Pie Café.

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