Sam Lowe migrated in 1969 from his native North Dakota to the Southwest, where he has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Arizona Curiosities and You Know You’re in Arizona (both GPP).
New Mexico Curiositiesby Sam Lowe
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Land of Enchantment has to offer!Whether you’re a born-and-raised New Mexican, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Mexico Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most fascinating characters in the Spanish State, and takes you places you never could have imaginedsome of them right around the corner! Among the stimulating sights and spectacles you’ll find inside:• Roswell’s International UFO Museum and UFO Festival• The mysterious spiral staircase of the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe• The plaque marking the grave of Ham, the world’s first space chimp, in front of the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo• Gordon McMath’s sculptures made from old washing machines, car parts, gizmos, and whatchamacallitson display in Mountainair • The painted (aluminum) burros in Carrizozo's annual Burro Serenade and Auction
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