Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders

Detour New Mexico: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders

by Arthur Pike, David Pike

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ISBN-13: 9781467118507
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 01/23/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 830,092
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


David Pike earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from New Mexico State University and a master's degree in creative nonfiction from Johns Hopkins University. He published an updated version of his comprehensive guide to the historic markers of the state, Roadside New Mexico, in 2015. The book won the state's Heritage Preservation Award in 2016. His essays on out-of-the-way New Mexico places and people have appeared in New Mexico magazine. He currently resides in Albuquerque.

Arthur Pike earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from New Mexico State University as well as a master's degree in technical and professional communication from NMSU. He lives with his family in Houston, Texas, where he manages a communication function for an energy company and writes short- and long-form fiction.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Detour List 9

Pueblo Visitor Etiquette 11

Northwestern New Mexico Detours

Detour 1 The Badlands Detour: A Land of True Enchantment 15

Detour 2 The Chaco Detour: Under Ancient Skies 23

North-Central New Mexico Detours

Detour 3 The Atomic Detour: From Ancients to Atoms 33

Detour 4 The Rio Grande Detour: Following the Big River North 43

Detour 5 The Traditions Detour: Along the High Road in Northern New Mexico 59

Northeastern New Mexico Detours

Detour 6 The Rut Nut Detour: The Santa Fe Trail and Old Route 66 67

Detour 7 The Rough and Ready Detour: Outlaws Who Led the Wild Life and Wildlife 79

Central New Mexico Detours

Detour 8 The Kicks Detour: Route 66 West 93

Detour 9 The Turquoise Skies Detour: Riches in the Land, Riches in the Sky 103

Southwestern New Mexico Detours

Detour 10 The Hoof Highway Detour: Life along the Magdalena Stock Driveway 113

Detour 11 The Forgotten Highway Detour: Along the Camino Real 119

Detour 12 The Soak It In Detour: Hot Springs to Hot Chiles and the Ballad of Sadie Orchard 127

Detour 13 The Pancho Villa Detour: Raids and Railroads 135

Detour 14 The Gila Detour: Mining, Mountain Lions and Mimbres Culture 143

Southeastern New Mexico Detours

Detour 15 The High Lonesome Detour: Swimming Holes to Skyscrapers 153

Detour 16 The Billy the Kid Detour: Smokey and the Bandit 163

Detour 17 The Detour Detour: Alien Visitors, a Submerged Town and a Woman's Intuition 171

Selected Bibliography 181

Index 183

About the Authors 191

About the Illustrators 192

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