Art Type or Medium: Environment/Installation; Roadside Displays
Secular or Religious: Secular
Leroy Gonzales, the self-appointed mayor of Golden, New Mexico gives free tours of his outdoor museum to the local history of gold-mining. His roadside attraction near the southern end of Rt 14 (the Turquoise Trail) not far from Albuquerque, includes a mine shaft, a wall of pre-decent miner’s possessions, a cantina, John Wayne’s girlfriend, plus his gigantic dog and cat sculpted from dirt. A self-identified Vietnam veteran, Leroy give a a very entertaining tour in the style of a stand-up comic. Donations accepted.