Author: Phyllis S. Morgan
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2899New Mexico's best known and most distinguished historian, Marc Simmons, is also fully deserving of the epithet maverick, a term that originally referred to a calf that had strayed from the herd and that is also used to describe a person who takes an independent path in his life, work, and philosophy. An independent scholar who has published at least 42 books, as well as over 1,400 magazine and newspaper articles, over 50 scholarly articles, and 74 chapters or introductions in books by other authors, Simmons is equally remarkable for his lifestyle. He lives in a house he himself built, writing all his books on a manual typewriter because he has forsworn electricity and other modern conveniences. Simmons is internationally recognized as an authority on Spanish Colonial New Mexico, the Santa Fe Trail, the life and times of Kit Carson, and the Spanish documentary records that are the source for so many of his writings. He is known for his determination to write narrative history for general readers rather than speaking strictly to a scholarly audience. Phyllis Morgan presents a biographical essay, a sampling of his writings, and a comprehensive bibliography that traces Simmons's work into 2004. Her work will be essential for all collections and collectors specializing in Marc Simmons or the Southwest.
A Guide to the New Deal Legacy
Author: Kathryn A. Flynn
Publisher: Sunstone Press
View: 3163Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico's amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being "treasures." They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing! Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor's Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn't until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the "New Mexico Blue Book" featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state. This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since compiling an earlier book, "Treasures on New Mexico Trails," and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, "The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." She also assisted with the compilation of "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for "Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico." She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
View: 3675New Mexican cooking is unique to New Mexico. The stacked enchiladas topped with an egg & smothered in thick red sauce, the posole stew , rich & meaty, the green chile & blue corn tortillas--these are typically New Mexican dishes. New Mexico cooking was originally based on Pueblo Indian dishes & on the foods grown by these people--& not on the foods prepared by the Indians of Mexico. As time went on, there were influences from Mexico, France, Britain, & the Eastern Seaboard colonies. A number of the recipes in this book have appeared in past issues of New Mexico Magazine. Some come from the kitchens of New Mexico restaurants. Most, however, come from home kitchens.
Author: Monika White Ghattas
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Category: Social Science
View: 9421At the outset, Los Arabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group. Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Arabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm. MONIKA GHATTAS was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.
Author: New Mexico Magazine (Firm),New Mexico Film Office
Publisher: New Mexico Magazine
View: 2811Provides a history of motion pictures that were filmed in New Mexico from 1898 until 1998 and includes a chronology of motion pictures that are set in New Mexico.
Author: Mark Nohl
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
View: 402There are few places in New Mexico that Mark Nohl has not photographed since his work began appearing in New Mexico Magazine twenty-five years ago. Here is a handsome gathering of Nohl's photographs of landscapes, people, and events. Also included are an account of the Santa Fe Trail by historian Mark Gardner; an essay on contemporary Native American life in New Mexico by news anchorman Conroy Chino, an Acoma Pueblo Indian; and reflections on New Mexico's development from the Hispanic perspective by New Mexico Magazine book editor Arnold Vigil. An introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday offers a tribute to the spirit and beauty of New Mexico.
A Celebration of the Land of Enchantment
Author: Richard Melzer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
View: 9877In celebration of New Mexico’s statehood centenial, Richard Melzer focuses on the various social and political elements that have made the Land of Enchantment what it is today. Filled with images that document the past hundred years, New Mexico is a photographic delight accompanied by brief insightful essays that leave the reader in no doubt of a history that is both imposing and exciting in its scope. This book is also an official product of the state’s centennial celebration.
Walking the Western Wildernesses
Author: Howard L. Smith
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 4435Get out of town and out of your car; pay attention to the natural world around you. The experience can be unforgettable. That simple message is the theme of this love letter to the wild American West. Howard L. Smith's enthusiastic accounts of his trailside adventures will make you want to take the day off and enjoy your own harmony with the wilderness. Most of the experiences Smith shares took place in New Mexico and Colorado, with some in Wyoming, Montana, and the Pacific Northwest. Some happened deep within wilderness areas, but most unfolded near easily accessible trails and campsites. One need not be in good physical condition to follow in Smith's footsteps. Light walking or mobility through use of a wheelchair are the only requirements. Although Mountain Harmonies is not a guidebook, it suggests enticing possibilities for expeditions and road trips. Give it to friends to show them how easy it is to enjoy the outdoors. Use it to plan your next weekend trip. Read it afterward to recall the magic of the wilderness and the creatures that inhabit it.
The Mounted Police
Author: Chuck Hornung
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Category: True Crime
View: 9118The New Mexico Mounted Police were forged from a frontier civil crisis and hammered to life upon the anvil of necessity. The Sunshine Territory of New Mexico had become the last outlaw haven in the Southwest. In the tradition of their red-coated namesake, the Northwest Mounted Police of Canada, this small band of range riders used their fists, guns, and brains to restore law and order during the closing years of New Mexico’s territorial era. They carried their mission forward into the early days of statehood.
Heartfelt Images from the Land of Enchantment
Author: Arnold Vigil
View: 5972This compilation of quality black-and-white photographs celebrates many distinctive, deep-rooted characteristics of New Mexico that have been evoking people's emotions for centuries. Fortunately, the New Mexican lifestyle that endured relatively unaffected by outside influence for centuries remained intact long enough for early 20th-century photographers to record many examples of it before inevitable modernization occurred after World War II. With each page you are guaranteed to feel the overwhelming power of the Land of Enchantment through scores of historical images from the archives of New Mexico Magazine and the Museum of New Mexico as well as the Farm Security Administration's WPA Collection in the Library of Congress.
Author: Calvin Alexander Roberts,Susan A. Roberts
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 3267New Mexico is a single volume presentation of the fascinating succession of events and characters that make up our state's past. This revision of the 1988 edition takes the reader to the opening years of the twenty-first century. What they said about the earlier edition:"New Mexico covers a lot of ground. . . . It's chock-full of little known facts and fascinating anecdotes that give fresh perspective to the past."--New Mexico Magazine "We can recommend that every library place this book on the reading shelf and if possible place a copy on the reference shelf."--Rota-Gene