The Place Names of New Mexico (Google eBook)
The Place Names of New Mexico is an invaluable guide to the state's geography and history. It explains more than 7,000 names of features large and small throughout the state--towns, mountains, rivers, canyons, counties, post offices, and even abandoned settlements--as well as providing relevant information about location, history, and current status. The revised edition contains more than fifty expanded and updated entries. The accounts are also journeys into New Mexico's past, offering glimpses of the lives and values of the people who named the place. Humor, tragedy, mystery, and daily life--they can all be found in this book.
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A terrific resource that gives you the meaning, history, and sometimes pronunciation of place names throughout the Southwest (although it claims to be about "New Mexico" only, there is a lot of ... Read full review
I have lived in New Mexico 33 years, and understand some Spanish. But researching family names stumbled across this book, I found a wealth of interesting facts to add to my knowledge of Northern New Mexico. Lots of fun.