Old West era town made by Catron County man opens

Town of Gabriella
(Photos Courtesy of Helen Wood)

CATRON COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Town Of Gabriella, an American Western town made by a Catron County man, is now open to the public.

The town was built in Datil, New Mexico from scratch by 70-year-old Larry Iams who followed his nearly life-long dream to create this town, by hand, with the help of a friend.

Iams has envisioned the town as a venue for weddings, birthday parties and even gun fight reenactments. He even hopes that people could one day book a room in the “Horse Peak Hotel.”

The Old West era town is open to the public Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The town is on Iam’s property at #23 Frontier Trail in Datil, New Mexico.

People have even been encouraged to bring their dogs.

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