Mystery Monday (6/6)

Posted on 06/06/2011 by Sam Melden in Mystery Monday

Another week, another mystery! Here is the entry for this week. Read the guidelines below, then comment and be sure to include a link to a corresponding map. Then, this Friday we will reveal this photos location in the comment section of this post!

Here are the guidelines,

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be*, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Every Friday we will reveal the photo and congratulate the winner! (The first to post the correct answer & link)
  • Each weekly winner will receive a coupon for $50 off their next Aerial Photo purchase, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer. (Make sure to provide adequate contact info.)

(*It is estimated that 40% of photos document places that are no longer standing. So, if you can tell us where the subject of the photo used to be, that will work too.)


Visitor Comments

Were you going to start giving us the state in which the photo is in for those that don't have a lot of time to spend on Mystery Monday?.....Just to increase a little more posts from people maybe?........

I am going to start of guessing Southern Arizona ....could be Texas or New Mexico but I don't think so.

I almost don't feel like this is a ruins, but rather a project that wasn't completed or hasn't been completed. It was going to have an open courtyard to the front left. Looks like an old Mexican wagon has already been placed in the courtyard...and that sort of confuses me, if this is a work in progress.,,,,,,,but I see no other debris around.

The way it is cleared around the building makes it look like construction rather than destruction.

Well, at least that's my two bits for Monday!

Thanks Linda! Yea, I might start giving some clues... But I don't want to show our cards too early. :)

If you put a dome top on this building it could end up being a casino!

it looks like they are trying to recreate archaeological features of pueblo life or something. I don't think this was put up to protect a real location, because the rooms and features are connected to the walls. Maybe what I thought was a cart in the plaza is just a plain old trailer sitting there. Brain tired. Nothing here to give me location! Not getting easier Sam....that's not a clue! LOL

TEXAS!!! in the middle of nowhere in Texas huh.....well, I wouldn't have guessed it, I was still in Arizona, Tucson for that matter.......shoot......OK....on to Texas, if you say so....big place that Texas.

Where is Randy lately, he must be on summer break. Sure wish someone would help me. Randy was always a big help.

Any one out there from least tell me where this area looks like....north, south, east or west....I will start west and work from there.

Thanks for the Clue.

Boy Texas is Big! hint hint

I know with your book unveiling today, we aren't going to get any clues, but I am once again stuck....too nondescript location with too many search results....have to have help narrowing it at least a county, or can't get it in a week. Sorry.........darn, my batting average is going, going, gone.

I think I see Mexico in the background...

Thanks Jordan, but it is a big border....I first try to find a description of building and history........then use photo's and maps...have looked at maps, Google Earth and everything until I am blind.......I give up, this has not been easy like Sam suggested......I have a few ideas, but nothing I can prove....thanks anyway.

Time for the revealing!

This photo is from right outside the town of Presidio, TX. It is the Fort Leaton Historic Site. The photo was taken in 1993.

Here's a link to the map:

I knew it! I just knew it had to be something to do with an old historic fort.....oh well, there were just too many....I did really try, honest I did! Thanks for a good Mystery....I sure know a lot more about Texas now that's for sure...LOL

If you would like to learn more about this site and see close up photos inside the grounds, go to:
it is very interesting.

Thanks for the link Linda!

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