By Tripp Stelnicki
Santa Fe New Mexican
Romaine Fielding, the original auteur, came here to test the boundaries of an emerging medium.
Tom Mix, the original cowboy, established an American archetype that would endure for more than a century.
In 1913, Fielding arrived in the Meadow City and made 10 films over a few short months. Mix made at least 20 more in the San Miguel County railroad town in the fall of 1915.