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Want to take off exploring the hidden gems of New Mexico?   Here are a few books to get you started.


Hidden New Mexico

Hidden New MexicoAuthor:  Richard Harris,Claire Chun (Editor),Glenn Kim (Illustrator),Leslie Henriques (Director)
Date Published:  April 1997

With its magical light, Old West history, and "tricultural" blend of Anglo, American Indian and Spanish cultures, New Mexico more than earns its reputation as "The Land of Enchantment." Hidden New Mexico gives travelers everything they need to know to get the most from both famous and little-known attractions as well as popular adventure travel sports such as hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. 280 pp. Maps. National ads. Author tour. Online promos.

New Mexico; Off the Beaten PathNew Mexico - Off the Beaten Path

Author:  Todd R. Staats
Date Published:  September 1997


MysteriesMysteries and Miracles of New Mexico

Author:  Jack Kutz
Date Published:  December 1989

A Guide Book to the Genuinely Bizarre in the Land of Enchantment.

The Spell of New MexicoThe Spell of New Mexico

Author:  Tony Hillerman
Date Published:  October 1984



Ghost TownsGhost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico

Author:  James E. Sherman,Barbara H. Sherman,Jim Cooper
Date Published:  July 1974


New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns

New MexicoAuthor:  Philip Varney,G. E. Wolfe (Illustrator)
Date Published:  October 1987

From New Mexico Magazine:
Supplies just the information we need about New Mexico's ghost towns:  maps, histories, photographic aids, road conditions, time allotment necessary, and current conditions.  His appendixes include help for reading topographic maps, understanding mining terms, pronunciation of place names; and advice for hikers, bicyclers, and motorists.


Haunted Highways: The Ghost Towns of New MexicoHaunted Highways:
The Ghost Towns of New Mexico

Author:  Ralph Looney
Date Published:  June 1991

Great Hot Springs of the WestGreat Hot Springs of the West:

Author:  Bill Kaysing,Ruth Kaysing
Date Published:  June 1994

Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell

The Truth about the UFO Crash at RoswellAuthors:  Kevin D. Randle, Donald R. Schmitt
Date Published:  November 1994

From Library Journal:
Did a UFO crash in 1947 near Roswell, New Mexico? Did the U.S. Army Air Force recover the craft and its dead or dying crew? Was there a subsequent cover-up? Randle and Schmitt examine and compare the available evidence in this expanded version of their UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon, 1991). Randle, an Air Force reservist, and Schmitt, director of special investigations, Center for UFO Studies, present the most thorough and objective account currently available. The authors have had to rely on a lot of secondhand information but generally avoid speculation. They interviewed hundreds of people-including military personnel, civilians, and pilots-and examined government documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. Most disturbing are the statements of witnesses who claim they were threatened with bodily harm if they ever talked about what they saw. Possible alternative explanations are examined (Japanese balloon bombs, V-2 rockets, experimental aircraft) and discarded as implausible. Essential for public libraries, but academic libraries should also consider.-Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.

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