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New Mexico Past and Present
     

New Mexico Past and Present

by Sandra Forty
 

For centuries, the "Land of Enchantment" has mesmerized people with its breathtaking landscapes. New Mexico has been home to Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican explorers, and pioneers from all over the world. Today, New Mexico draws millions of tourists and residents with its beauty and diverse culture. Discover and celebrate the 47th state in the

Overview


For centuries, the "Land of Enchantment" has mesmerized people with its breathtaking landscapes. New Mexico has been home to Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican explorers, and pioneers from all over the world. Today, New Mexico draws millions of tourists and residents with its beauty and diverse culture. Discover and celebrate the 47th state in the spectacular and fascinating photographs of New Mexico Past and Present. More than 500 photos bring New Mexico’s rich past and colorful present to life! Gorgeous spreads feature a remarkable selection of photographs, including historical pictures from the archives of the Palace of Governors and contemporary, full-color images. It explores the engaging history and diverse culture that make the state so fascinating—Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influences can be seen in everything from New Mexico’s iconic architecture to its spicy cuisine and art scene. Make a pit stop at Gallup, New Mexico, today a vibrant hub for Native American tourism. Relive America’s Wild West as you follow in the footsteps of notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Experience his raucous days in the New Mexico territory and visit his grave at Fort Sumner. Learn fascinating facts about the state, including its flag, the site of America’s first nuclear bomb test, and even the official state tie—the bolo!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607100195
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author


Sandra Forty is a journalist, editor, and historian who has written numerous books about art, architecture, travel and history. She lives in a small town beside the sea with her family in Devonshire, in the UK.

She is also the author of: Americans Through the Lens, Ansell Adams in the National Archives, M.C. Escher, Art of the Japanese Masters, World History of Art, and Remington.

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