The Church Door is Always Open
By 1914 Terlingua was a thriving community of miners of cinnabar, from which the metal mercury is extracted. The economic boom attracted migrants, merchants and misfits, as well as the Texas Rangers.
The Mexican migrants were Catholic in they were need of a church. Sometime in 1914, St. Agnes Church was established and became the focal point of Terlingua. Traveling priests said mass, performed baptisms and funerals using the Terlingua cemetery.
The church building was constructed on a stone foundation on a hill overlooking the town. The local bar, now the Terlingua Theater, was next door and slightly downhill. You could say they were ironic neighbors.
The church is unlocked and welcomes visitors at anytime. We placed two small LED lights on inside to look like it has electricity. It does not.
The photo was taken with a Nikon D750 & Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 lens set at f/2 @ 20 seconds, ISO-1600.
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