Monday, May 11, 2009
Spaghetti Western Locations
The site of Sad Hill Cemetery is located at Carazo near Salas de los Infantes. It is situated in a cow pasture, but you can still see the remains of the 1000s of graves constructed by the Spanish army. The center ring is grown over so it’s best to drive up the road to the top of the hill overlooking the site. Here you can get a bird’s eye view of the location and how closely it still resembles the original site. The Spanish army brought in dirt from another area to construct the graves and the plant and grass seeds the dirt contained are different then the surrounding soil which now make the graves stand out even more. When I walked the grounds with Don Bruce and Marla Johnson in 2003 and 2005 it was in silence as if we were visiting an actual cemetery. Recently an historical marker has been constructed to commemorate the location. Not easy to locate but one of the highlights of any SW fan’s list of must see locations.
You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwVEDmw3n18