Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpected History, Art, and Culture by Neala McCarten
"Offbeat New Mexico' is a guide for the independent traveler who wants to discover the people, places, and events that have shaped the Land of Enchantment. Explore our art from ancient petroglyphs to the graffiti of Albuquerque. Walk in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keeffe. Follow atomic history from Los Alamos to Trinity.We won't tell you where to eat or sleep, but we will tell you about the "Mother Road" (also known as historic Route 66) and the Navajo Long Walk. How the town of Truth or Consequences got its name, what happened to the once-thriving community of Blackdom., and where you can go sledding down a hill of gypsum.Our 200 pages introduce you to over 100 towns and cities from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos to unique communities like Cimarron, Sunspot, and Madrid, not to mention Cold Beer, New Mexico.Special Focus sections highlight the back stores; the origin of the delightful Storyteller pottery figures, the real history of Billy the Kid, and the events behind the UFO controversy that rocked the town of Roswell and fascinated the world.
Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders by Arthur Pike & David Pike
Publisher: The History Press
"New Mexico's rich and varied history is easily accessible via detours down obscure backroads and overlooked off-ramps. By taking the road less traveled in any direction, visitors can experience ancient landmarks, cultural heritage sites and striking vistas. Stop at places along the old Route 66, sample the world s best chiles by the Rio Grande or soak in geothermal water flowing under Truth or Consequences. Ancient dwellings in remote canyons, the town where the first atomic bomb was secretly assembled and the grave of Billy the Kid all lie off the beaten path in the Land of Enchantment. Authors Arthur and David Pike map out these and many more worthwhile points of interest for the curious traveler."--Back cover.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place by Barbara Buhler Lynes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Beautifully illustrated and gracefully written, this book reproduces 50 paintings and includes striking photographs of the sites that inspired them as well as diagrams of the region's distinctive geology.
The Book of Archives and Other Stories from the Mora Valley, New Mexico (Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Américas Series) (Volume 18) by Melendez
Collection of forty-two short stories and vignettes that together paint a portrait of the Mora Valley, the real-life northern New Mexico setting for a group of small nuevomexicano villages. The author partially based his text on historical information and the oral tradition of tales about healers, ranch owners, archivists, soldiers, scribes, witches, warlocks, penitentes (lay religious men), priests and others.
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