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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Elephant Butte > Mystery Building of Elephant Butte
Mystery Building of Elephant Butte
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created by Jonsered on 9/25/2009 4:05 PM
last modified by Jonsered on 9/26/2009 5:49 PM
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The concrete remains of a fairly large building, convering perhaps 3,000 square feet.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information

Elephant Butte, New Mexico
United States
Owner: New Mexico State Parks
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    The only thing that really makes this worth seeing is that it has spent most of the last 90 years under water. Normally, Elephant Butte Lake covers this area about 30 feet deep. Due to several years of drought, the lake has given up her building in the last few seasons.
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    I have heard ten stories about this place, and can't confirm any of them. I have been told is was a TB sanatorium, a Bureau of Reclamation office building, one of the HQ buildings during construction of the dam and more. All I can tell you for sure is that it is there, and if I ever find the truth, I'll post it.
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    In the future, this building will be a scuba diving trip.

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    Risen From The Depths
    Fri, Sep 25th, 2009
    posted by Jonsered
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 9/28/2009 5:45 PM.

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  • on Sep 28 09 at 17:45, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 26 09 at 17:49, Jonsered changed the following: Province / State (please use full name), History, Interesting Features
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:03, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:03, Jonsered updated gallery Risen From The Depths
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:02, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00133(1).JPG
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:01, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00141.JPG
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:01, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00140.JPG
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:00, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00139.JPG
  • on Sep 25 09 at 17:00, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00138.JPG
  • on Sep 25 09 at 16:59, Jonsered updated gallery picture DSC00137.JPG
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