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Old 11-08-2016, 04:34 PM
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I think it is a nice town too!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:03 PM
Location: So Florida
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Well, by looking at the pics of the town. It appears very beautiful and so clean compared to this nasty State of mine. It would be welcome soon for weather to just be below 80. I would welcome your beauty and open areas. I am sure it lacks humidity as well,yippeee. Me and my dog would welcome your area.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:05 PM
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Thumbs down Trinidad Purgatory

Trinidad is situated in the Purgatory Valley;an omen perhaps?

There is a palpable feeling that many people are bidding their time in this once bustling stagecoach town. The coal mine has long since closed and man can you feel it. Not unlike the effects of the closing of the Steel Mill in Pueblo, once the main industry closes up shop, the rot sets in. Crime, poverty, and transients are rampant for a town with less than ten thousand. No jobs, or any real opportunity, notwithstanding the weed business. There is a small community college but don't expect a refuge of intellectuals hiding out here: it's famous for its gunsmithing school.

It is unquestionably beautiful with idyllic views of the Twin Peaks and desert plains and there are some extremely friendly people as well. However there is a bleakness to this hardscrabble town that is inescapable.

The absence of any economic opportunity has taken its toll. "non-locals" are NOT welcome in taverns on the North side. But one can hardly blame locals for hating tourists coming into their town. If you grew up in a place with no jobs and nothing to do, the last thing you would want to see are weed hipsters laughing it up before going back to their prosperity. Appearances can be deceiving and downtown is aperfect example. At first blush it looks like a quaint small town. In a few months, the novelty of living in a new place wears off and the seedy side appears. It is a violent place where assaults and robberies occur more frequently than other towns of this size. There is also a complete lack of anonymity. For people who have grown up in Trinidad I am sure it is more comfortable. But for everyone else it really is a one-horse town. Xenophobia is common in small towns but it is exacerbated by striking poverty and economic recession in a town long past its prime.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 10-21-2018 at 06:59 PM.. Reason: Spacing.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:22 PM
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Gee I've visited Trinidad often; we almost bought a place there 400 block of North Commercial but were apart on the price.. I think Trinidad is one of the friendliest places. We met people on the street we corresponded with for perhaps a year.. One couple would scout out places we might like and they werent realtors.

Having said that prices on old buildings have skyrocketed-- I'm not sure why but suppose the economy has picked up. While I suspect they aren't economically viable at these prices who knows? I loved the cheap old buildings and with price increases, it doesnt seem like a bargain anymore.
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