Emiliano Perez, a fourth-generation Bernalillo resident, watches his granddaughter Evanna play in the yard of their home near the Rio Grande.

Photos By Kitty Clark, Albuquerque Journal

In many ways, Bernalillo is a typical New Mexico small town.
Many residents are descendants of the people who settled the area in the 17th century.
But growth from neighboring Albuquerque and Rio Rancho threatens to overflow this once-sleepy town.
In this photo section, Journal photographer Kitty Clark turns her lens on the traditional, the "old town."


To read about the changing life in Bernalillo, see the story package
"Growth in a Traditional Town"

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