Leroy GonzalesGolden, New Mexico

~Leroy Gonzales

A slideshow containing images by photographer Fred Scruton.

Southwest Region


Leroy Gonzales

Mayor Of Golden, New Mexico

Art Type or Medium: Environment/Installation; Roadside Displays

Viewable: yes

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.

Leroy Gonzales in 2022

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