No, not that Madrid (i.e., not the one in Spain). This one is in New Mexico and it’s pronounced MAD-rid. Boomed on coal mining; busted when railroads switched to diesel. Became a ghost town. Then the hippies moved in. Then the artists. Now even some families. Current population: 225; down from multiple thousands. We tried to stop here a couple days ago, but the town was over capacity with the Fourth of July parade. Today we made it a destination as we traveled down The Turquoise Trail again.
We made two stops: the Coal Mine Museum and Jezebel’s Ice Cream Parlor (for the thickest, chocolatiest milkshake I’ve ever rejoiced in).