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A Brief History of New Mexico

Myra Ellen Jenkins
Albert H. Schroeder

No New Mexican should be without this useful volume, the first history of New Mexico in many years to be published with the official sanction of the state. The general reader, the newcomer to New Mexico, and the student will find remarkably detailed information here on every aspect of New Mexico's past.

The authors begin their survey with New Mexico's earliest inhabitants, prehistoric Sandia and Folsom men, and carry it up to such contemporary developments as the construction of Cochiti Dam. Their narrative covers such major subjects as exploration and settlement, westward expansion, political and military affairs, commerce and trade, ranching and agriculture, lumbering and mining, science, religion, culture, and education.


Myra Ellen Jenkins was formerly the New Mexico state historian.


"In relatively few pages the authors manage to say a lot about New Mexico's history and to at least touch base with nearly everything significant that happened here. Illustrations are varied and well-chosen; both maps and a list of recommended readings are included. The price is a bargain."


Rio Grande History

"As reference, guide, and history, this small volume will be of great use to everyone interested in New Mexico."


El Palacio

Published in association with The Cultural Properties Review Committee of the State of New Mexico

6.125 x 9.25 in. 96 pages 31 halftones, 12 maps