Believe it or not, this is still the nicest building in town, and it's hollow and fenced off.
Here's the back side of the same building.
Not that we were going to eat there, but this looked like the only place to eat in town. When we got closer, we saw that it was closed up.
This was my favorite photo from Niland. I even got out of the car to take it! If the moon had been a little lower in the sky (and therefore larger), I would love it! Please embiggen to get the true effect.
Your average Niland business. Closed and fenced off.
This seemed to be the only real viable business in town. A HUGE "fattening up" complex for cattle. I like beef just as well as the next carnivore, but I still found it to be kind of sad.
There is a for sale sign in the lower right hand corner of the photo. You can finally own your dream home! But wait! If you act today, we'll include all the junk on the property! All joking aside, there are MANY properties like this for sale around Niland. Kind of sad...
Another business (or former business) on the main drag.
The Latin-American Club. This might have been the last "watering hole" in town. If there was an open bar there, we didn't see it.
Yet another closed business. As you can tell by looking at these photos, these places didn't close recently. This decline has been going on for quite a while. We were camped somewhere on the ridge line of those distant mountains for the last two weeks. We're home for a while right now though.
The other shut down bar/cafe.
At one time, folks must have had the time and/or resources for some leisure time.
I hope you don't mind seeing these towns. We've been to quite a few and there are many more out there to visit. Not until the summer is over though. Much too hot there already.