The only earth changes we really notice are those pertaining to humans. Most of the others happen too slowly for our racing brains to register.
Madrid, NM, was a coal mining town until locomotives went to liquid fuel....the town belonged to the Santa Fe Railroad. When coal died after WWII, Madrid died with it.
Then during the 1960s, Madrid became a Mecca for hippie communes, held on again for a while... gradually it became a generally biker/counter-culture community housed in the old mining offices, shotgun shacks, even in a tunnel mine.
The cemetary sits on a hill overlooking the town:
As you move north along the mesa newer graves appear:
Derby Don got himself a plate steel derby mounted on an auto spring.
Larry Titus - Gone for gas