The Place Names of New Mexico
"The Place Names of New Mexico" is an invaluable guide to the states geography and history. It explains more than 7,000 names of features large and small throughout the statetowns, mountains, rivers, canyons, counties, post offices, and even abandoned settlementsas 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 Mexicos past, offering glimpses of the lives and values of the people who named the place. Humor, tragedy, mystery, and daily lifethey 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
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