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Best Shrine Of Infamy
El Tiradito Shrine
STAFF PICK: No place captures the atmosphere of the Old
Pueblo quite as well as the modest El Tiradito shrine,
right next to El Minuto Café downtown. The story is that
back in the late 1800s a philandering railroad worker was caught
by a cuckolded husband and was chopped to pieces for his troubles.
To add insult to injury, the husband then scattered those pieces
along the Southern Pacific tracks leading to Mexico, thus leading
to the name El Tiradito, "the little castaway," and,
ultimately, to the only shrine devoted to a sinner in the entire
Southwest. Light a candle there on a windswept night, and you
might just catch a glimpse of him.