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This book is a simple, no nonsense telling of New Mexico history and geography for those who are new to the Land of Enchantment and for those who want a quick, uncluttered story based on the theory that history should be fun. For those who want a meatier course, consider it an appetizer, a first course. Maps, a glossary, ideas for teachers, and a recommended reading list are included. There are no footnotes, which should please most people. Studies have proven that readers will learn more from this approach. From the Pleistocene to the Atomic Age, Folsom to Chaco and Cibola, Santa Fe to Raton Pass and Cimarron, Glorieta Pass to Fort Sumner and Lincoln Town, Silver City to Hobbs and Farmington, Columbus to Route 66 and Los Alamos, the trip is fascinating. Kermit Hill's family migrated to New Mexico in 1912 and 1922 for health reasons. His parents became well known teachers and he followed his genetic destiny for forty-three years. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, raised in Santa Fe, Sacramento, and La Luz, educated at Weed, Alamogordo and the University of New Mexico, he is an avid reader, a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico's Board, Tularosa Basin Historical Society, and Old Santa Fe Trail Association. He taught middle school, high school and college social studies courses. That career included ten years as an instructor at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, ironically one of his easier teaching jobs. Hill is as true a New Mexican as ever traveled this vast amazing land. Fair warning: he does not cotton to anyone messing with New Mexico history, so DON'T!