Pie Town

Ian McGaughey visits Pie Town

Ian McGaughey provided these comments about his visit to Pie Town, New Mexico during the making the 2002 road trip documentary “Looking At America.” This still image is taken from the video.

“I loved Pie Town. A tiny town on the continental divide in New Mexico, it’s home to a handful of friendly people and some of the best pie you’ll ever have. The owner of the “Daily Pie” restaurant said that people look after one another there. ‘It’s a small town … you need each other.’ The still frame above is from a clip of me driving east on US 60 out of Pie Town with the sun going down. I remember seeing it in my rearview mirror and knowing it was worth the trouble of getting out to set up the camera to get the shot of the Crown Vic driving down the road.”