Remembering: A Guide to New Mexico Cemeteries, Monuments and Memorials

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Sunstone Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 228 pages
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Have you ever driven down a road, noticed an old cemetery, and wondered how old it was or if someone famous was buried there? And what about that statue in the park where you walk the dog every day? Do you know why it's there or when it was built? Maybe you're an out-of-state traveler and you've climbed to the top of the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque or visited the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire. Do you know the histories of these extraordinary monuments? New Mexico is fortunate in having more than its fair share of cemeteries, monuments, and memorials. They are in parks, on hill tops, and along highways. Some are small; some are large. Some commemorate the state's ancestors; others its warriors and veterans. A few even poke fun at life and its absurdities. This book is not about death and dying. It is about remembering. Within its pages, you will find descriptions and directions to some of New Mexico's unique, sometimes controversial, cemeteries, monuments, and memorials as well as a beginner's guide to tracing your family roots and information about the importance of protecting and preserving our diverse history, rich heritage, and priceless resources. MARGARET NAVA retired to New Mexico because of its beauty, culture, and history. When not traveling around the state looking for little-known or unusual travel destinations, she sits in front of her computer writing about the places she discovers. Her first book, "Along the High Road," was also published by Sunstone Press.
 

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Contents

ALBUQUERQUE AREA
127
Old Albuquerque
129
Mount Calvary Cemetery
136
San Jose El Rosario and Benino Cemeteries
140
Sunset Memorial Park
144
Barelas Bell Tower
148
Petroglyph National Monument
151
Santo Nino Camposanto
155

Santuario de Chimayo
51
La Capilla del Santo Nino de Atocha
56
Kit Carson Park Memorial Cemetery
60
DH Lawrence Monument at Kiowa Ranch
70
Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
75
SANTA FE AREA
79
The Mormon Battalion Monument
81
Santuario de Guadalupe
85
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
89
Cross of the Martyrs Walkway
94
Zozobra
99
Days of the Dead
104
Santa Fe National Cemetery
108
Rosario Chapel and Cemetery
113
Childrens Peace Statue
117
Stonefridge
122
Rio Rancho Veterans Memorial Park
158
San Ysidro Camposanto
162
El Cerro de Tome and Puerta Del Sol
167
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
173
Billy the Kids Tombstone
175
Pat Garretts Grave
179
Smokey Bear Historical State Park
183
Ham the Astrochimp Memorial
187
Trinity Site
191
GENEALOGY
197
TOMBSTONE RUBBINGS
205
PRESERVATION
215
GLOSSARY
223
BIBLIOGRAPHY
226
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