• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Feast or Famine? Document M

Document: M

Title: Population of Gila Hot Springs

Author: Anita Deming

Source: Interview

Background: Anita Deming is a National Park Volunteer and has been a resident in the Gila Hot Springs community since 1996.

Q: How many people live in Gila Hot Springs?

A: I have been told that there are 12 people that live here year round. That number seems low to me because I see quite a few houses around plus all of the park service who live here. I would say less than 50 people total.

Deming, Anita. Interview by Arren Swift. 07 Jul 2011. Print. 29 Jul 2011.

Did You Know?

Agave Thistle Needle

The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area used the spiny tips of leaves from the agave plant as needles for sewing. This item is in the Visitor Center Museum at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.