If you are in the market for a set of longhorns to mount on your car or in your den, or if you need some cattle skulls to decorate your porch or patio, or if you’ve just got a hankering to surround yourselves with jawbones, rib cages, and vertebrae- all picked up clean and gleaming white- this is the boneyard for you. One the road to Taos out of Espanola, the Big Pile had acres of bones of every size and shape for sale at reasonable prices. And if you happen to have a skull you hanker to get rid of, or to swap for a better one, come on down. At Big Pile of Bones, they’ve never met a part of skeleton they didn’t like.

Stern, M. & Stern, J. (1993). Way Out West. New York, NY: Harper Collins.