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Original 1874 and-Colored Vintage Map: County Map of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico & Arizona
From the seller: "This hand colored map from the Atlas of Macon Co. was produced in 1874 by Warner & Beers. Property owners, important buildings and parks are shown in great detail. Maker: Warner & Beers; Condition: Very Good-age toning, light foxing; Size: 16.5 x 14.5; Year:1874."

La Comida: The Foods, Cooking, and Traditions of the Upper Rio Grande icon

New Mexico Vital Statistics Index: Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths for the Years 1888-1896 icon

Births, Deaths & Marriages From El Paso Newspapers Through 1885 for Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Indian Territory

Index of Hotel Registrations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1893 icon

Index of Hotel Registrations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1896 icon

Los Paisanos: Spanish Settlers on the Northern Frontier of New Spain icon

Tales the Western Tombstones Tell [Historic Graves of the Old West; Second in a New Series] [Washington; Oregon; California; Idaho; Montana; Wyoming; Utah; Colorado; Dakota; Nevada; New Mexico; Arizona] icon

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

A History of New Mexico A Mark of Time icon

Census Records for Latin America and the Hispanic United States icon

The Sandia Peak and La Madera Ski Patrol: A History, 1937 to 1986 icon

Historical Atlas of New Mexico icon

Final Destinations: A Travel Guide for Remarkable Cemeteries in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico: Compiled and Chronologically Arranged With Historical, Genealogical, Geographical, and Other Annotations... icon

In the Land of Cave and Cliff Dwellers icon
(1893)

The Place Names of New Mexico

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period

Far from Main Street: Three Photographers in Depression-Era New Mexico

High Plains History of East-Central New Mexico: 1879-1979

The WPA Guide to 1930s New Mexico

The Leading Facts of New Mexican History

New Mexico in the Nineteenth Century: A Pictorial History icon

Roadside Geology of New Mexico icon

New Mexico (from the America the Beautiful Series)

Growing Up in New Mexico icon

The Fabulous Frontier: Twelve New Mexico Items icon

 El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860

Multi-County Interest

Stories Behind the Street Names of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos

Borderbelles Bicentennial Brand History 1976 icon
History of brands with brands for Grant, Hidalgo, & Luna County New Mexico

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico

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Bernalillo County

Surname Index of the Albuquerque Daily Citizen, 1896

Albuquerque: A Narrative History icon

Albuquerque: 100 Years in Pictures, 1875-1975 icon

Old Town Albuquerque: A History of the Ancient Town at the Crossroads of the American Southwest icon

Early Albuquerque: A Photographic History, 1870-1918 icon

New Mexico, a County Guide Series: Bernalillo County Volume II icon

Albuquerque-a Celebration of Contrasts-Bernalillo County, New Mexico icon

Hispanic Albuquerque, 1706-1846 icon

A Boy's Albuquerque, 1898-1912 icon

A City at the End of the World icon

Works and Days: A History of San Felipe Neri Church, 1867-1895 icon

More Than Conquerors, Makers of History: 1528-1978 icon

Stories Behind the Street Names of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos

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Catron County

Do You Remember Luna? 100 Years of Pioneer History 1883-1983

No Life for a Lady icon

The Alma, New Mexico Story

The Reserve, New Mexico Story

Tales From the Bloated Goat: Early Days in Mogollon

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico icon

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Chavez County

Fifty Years of Roswell History, 1867-1917 icon

Roswell in Its Early Years icon

Reminiscences of Roswell Pioneers icon

Looking Back 73 Years icon

Martin V. CORN, Early Roswell Pioneer icon

Meeting the Train: Hagerman, New Mexico, and its Pioneers icon

Missouri Plaza. First Settled Community in Chavez County [New Mexico]. icon

Treasures of History: Historic Buildings in Chaves County, 1870-1935 icon

Treasures of History II. Chaves County Vignettes

Treasures of History IV: Historical Events of Chaves County, New Mexico icon

The Southspring Ranch: Near Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico icon 

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Cibola County

        The Acoma, New Mexico Story

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Cimarron County

The CHASEs of Cimarron, Birth of the Cattle Industry in Cimarron County 1867-1900 icon

For Good or Bad: People of the Cimarron Country icon

Philmont; a History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country

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Colfax County

Westing: Personal Narratives of Life on the Rayado, New Mexico Frontier

Records of the Methodist/Episcopal Church, Colfax County, New Mexico: 1867-1918

Raton Chronicle icon

The Dawson, New Mexico Story

Coal Town: The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico

The Koehler, New Mexico Story icon

The Maxwell, New Mexico Story icon

The Springer, New Mexico Story

Out in God's Country: a History of Colfax County, New Mexico

Mace BOWMAN: Texas Feudist, Western Lawman icon
Biography of Mason T. "Mace" Bowman, 1844-1883. Involved in the Lee-Peacock Feud in Texas, and later served as sheriff of Colfax County, New Mexico.

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Curry County

Curry County, New Mexico

Family Maps of Curry County, New Mexico, Deluxe Edition

The Clovis, New Mexico Story icon

The Grady, New Mexico Story icon

The Grier, New Mexico Story icon

The Melrose, New Mexico Story icon

The St. Vrain, New Mexico Story icon

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De Baca County

The Taiban, New Mexico Story

The Yeso, New Mexico Story

Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation

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Dona Ana County

Las Cruces and Dona Ana County - A Pictorial History

History of the Hatch Valley

Dona Ana County in New Mexico: Containing the Fertile Mesilla Valley, Cradle of Irrigation in America

The Mesilla Guard, 1851-61

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Eddy County

Eddy County, New Mexico: Images of America

Eddy County, New Mexico to 1981

Eddy County: A Fond Look Back; Memories of Other Years

The Seven Rivers, New Mexico Story

Eddy County Pictorial: Dedicated to the Men and Women of Eddy County, New Mexico, Who Have Served in Five Wars of America icon

The Discovery and History of Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico icon

The Carlsbad, New Mexico Story icon

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Grant County

Pioneer Families of Grant County, New Mexico: A History of the HOOKER-SHELLEY Families and the 916 Ranch

Borderbelles Bicentennial Brand History 1976 icon
History of brands with brands for Grant, Hidalgo, & Luna County New Mexico

Pinos Altos Story

Historic Silver City: The Story of the Owyhees icon

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico icon

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Guadalupe County

The Puerto De Luna, New Mexico Story icon

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Harding County

The Mosquero,  New Mexico Story icon

The Roy, New Mexico Story icon

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Hidalgo County

Borderbelles Bicentennial Brand History 1976 icon
History of brands with brands for Grant, Hidalgo, & Luna County New Mexico

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Lea County

The Tatum, New Mexico Story icon

Then and Now: Lea County Families icon

My Land: a Chronology of Lea County, New Mexico icon

History of the Causey, New Mexico area and its pioneers: Precinct 15, Causey, including Mt. Vernon, Longs, Inez, Belcher, Roebuck, Garrison, Redland, Emzy, Givens, Doyle, Minco, Doyle, Allie, Roller, Plainview, Carter, Rogers, Dora, Minco, Richland... icon

Lea, New Mexico's Last Frontier icon

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Lincoln County

Tales from Corona and More: History and Families icon

The Lincoln, New Mexico Story icon

Fort Stanton, New Mexico icon

Memoirs of a Country Doctor icon
by James LAWS

The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History icon

History of the Lincoln County War

Ruidoso Countryside the Early Days icon

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Los Alamos County

Sentinels on Stone: The Petroglyphs of Los Alamos icon

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Luna County

The History of Luna County

The Columbus, New Mexico Story icon

The Deming, New Mexico Story icon

Borderbelles Bicentennial Brand History 1976 icon
History of brands with brands for Grant, Hidalgo, & Luna County New Mexico

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McKinley County

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Mora County

The Loma Parda, New Mexico Story icon

The Best 84 Years of My Life icon
Memoir of Walter Darwin DANIELS of the Wagon Mound, New Mexico area.

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Otero County

Otero County Pioneer Families and History

The Lodge: 1899-1969 icon

Tularosa: Last of the Frontier West  
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The author's sources include primary records and interviews with survivors of Tularosa's pioneer days. Read stories of great  cattle ranchers and the rustlers who preyed on them; conflict between settlers and Apaches; lawmen chasing desperados; the feud between Colonel A. J. Fountain and Albert Fall. This updated edition traces Tularosa's frontier history through the Atomic Age."

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Quay County

The Nara Visa, New Mexico Story

The Liberty, New Mexico Story

Tucumcari: Gateway to the West (A History of Quay County) icon

Polk's Tucumcari City Directory

Heritage of the New Mexico Frontier icon

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Rio Arriba

The Yeso, New Mexico Story icon

The Spanish-American Homeland: Four Centuries in New Mexico's Rio Arriba icon

Memories of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains icon
GARDUNO Family

El Potrero De Chimayo, New Mexico

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Roosevelt County

Hudspeth's Portales (Roosevelt County, New Mexico) City Directory 1947

Roosevelt County History & Heritage

The Dora, New Mexico Story

New Hope, Roosevelt County, New Mexico icon

Early Settlers of Roosevelt County, New Mexico icon

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San Juan County

Tohta an Early-Day History of the Settlement of Farmington and San Juan County, New Mexico, 1875-1900

Farmington Today: The Sunny San Juan Magazine

Churches of San Juan County, New Mexico

Our Valley

1954-55 Farmington and Aztec New Mexico City Directory Including; Blanco, Bloomfield, Farmington, Fruitland, Kirtland, Flora Vista, La Plata, Shiprock, Waterflow and Cedar Hill and San Juan County Rural Routes

Homesteads to Boomtown: A Pictorial History of Farmington, New Mexico, and Surrounding Areas

The San Juan Basin: My Kingdom Was a County icon

The Bowra Legacy: a Journalistic History of Aztec & San Juan County, New Mexico icon

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San Miguel County

Historical Sketch of Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Las Vegas Story (New Mexico)

We Fed Them Cactus: Hispanic Pioneering on the Llano Estacado, the Great Plains Between Las Vegas, New Mexico and Amarillo, From the Days of the Buffalo and Comanche to the Founding of Modern Towns

Las Vegas, New Mexico: A Portrait icon

Las Vegas, New Mexico...the Town That Wouldn't Gamble icon

Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico

Wildest of the Wild West True Tales of a Frontier Town on the Santa Fe Trail icon

Vincente SILVA: The Terror of Las Vegas icon

Las Vegas and Uncle Joe: the New Mexico I Remember icon

Legends of a Hermit icon
"Tales and legends about Giovanni Maria Agostiniani who lived in the area of Las Vegas, New Mexico, from 1863-1868..."

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Sandoval County

Viva El Pasado: a History of the Bernalillo Area icon

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Santa Fe County

Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 1678-1900

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, New Mexico: Transcription of Original Records, 1866-1902

Stories Behind the Street Names of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos

The Carbonateville, New Mexico Story icon

The Glorieta, New Mexico Story icon

The Centuries of Santa Fe icon

Old Santa Fe: a Magazine of History Archaeology, Genealogy and Biography icon

Ciudad Santa Fe Volume II Mexican Rule 1821-1846 (Ciudad) icon

Ciudad Santa Fe Territorial Days: 1846-1912 icon

Santa Fe. the Autobiography of a Southwestern Town icon

Santa Fe County: the Heart of New Mexico, Rich in History and Resources icon

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Sierra County

A New Mexican Family: TAFOYA- SULLIVAN and the Origins of Sierra County icon

The Chloride, New Mexico Story icon

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico icon

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Socorro County

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico icon

Time of Trouble, Time of Triumph a Centennial History of the First Presbyterian Church of Socorro, New Mexico (1880-1980) icon

College on the Rio Grande: the Story of a Small School icon  
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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Taos County

Stories Behind the Street Names of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos

It Happened in Taos

New Mexico, A County Guide Series: Taos County, Volume VI icon

The Picuris, New Mexico Story icon

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Torrance County

The Manzano, New Mexico Story icon

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Union County

Union County and Its People: A History of Union County 1803-1980 - Chronicle of Union County Written by Kith, Kin & Kind Friends

The Folsom, New Mexico Story icon

Folsom Hotel Story

The Grenville, New Mexico Story icon

The Capulin (New Mexico) Story icon

The Sofia, New Mexico Story icon

Pinto Beans and a Silver Spoon
by Lula Collins Daudet and Ruth Collins Roberts. Memories of growing up in a pioneer family in northeast New Mexico.

History of Clayton and Union County New Mexico icon

The Clayton (New Mexico) Story icon

Clayton, the Friendly Town in Union County, New Mexico

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Valencia County

Valencia County, New Mexico: History Through The Photographer's Lens

Rio Abajo Heritage: A Story of Valencia County

Heroes of the Rio Abajo: Stores of the Brave Men and Women in Valencia County History

New Mexican Folklore of the Rio Abajo

Hudspeth's Grants (Valencia County, New Mexico) City Directory

These Also Served: Brief Histories of Pioneers...Short Stories and Pictures Relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties of New Mexico icon

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New Mexico People

The Pioneer Squire BARKER Family icon

CHAVEZ: A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico

A New Mexican Family: TAFOYA- SULLIVAN and the Origins of Sierra County

Vicente SILVA and His 40 Bandits

Vincente SILVA: Terror of Las Vegas icon

The Jicarilla Apaches of New Mexico 1540-1967 icon

Ranch on the Ruidoso: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871- 1968 icon
COE Family

The Best 84 Years of My Life icon
Memoir of Walter Darwin DANIELS of the Wagon Mound, New Mexico area.

Pinto Beans and a Silver Spoon
by Lula Collins Daudet and Ruth Collins Roberts. Memories of growing up in a pioneer family in northeast New Mexico.

The Pioneer Squire BARKER Family icon

Voices of the Territory of New Mexico icon
GRIEGO

Mace Bowman. Texas Feudist-Lawman icon
Biography of Mason T. "Mace" Bowman, 1844-1883. Involved in the Lee-Peacock Feud in Texas, and later served as sheriff of Colfax County, New Mexico.

Pioneer Families of Grant County, New Mexico: a History of the HOOKER - SHELLEY Families and the 916 Ranch icon

The Dominguez-Escalante Journal: Their Expedition Through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico in 1776

To the Royal Crown Restored: The Journals of Don Diego De Vargas, New Mexico, 1692-94

Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail 1847 Memoir by Lewis Garrard

Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

Desert Lawmen: The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona, 1846 - 1912  

Women's Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La Diabla a Pie

Vaca-Pena Los Putos Rancho and the Pena Adobe
PENA Family

Dancing to Pay the Light Bill: Essays on New Mexico and the Southwest

Pie Town Woman: The Hard Life and Good Times of a New Mexico Homesteader

Apache, Navaho, and Spaniard (Civilization of the American Indian Series; V. 115) 

Four Trails to Valor From Ancient Footprints to Modern Battlefields: A Journey of Four Peoples

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New Mexico Patriots

Eddy County Pictorial: Dedicated to the Men and Women of Eddy County, New Mexico, Who Have Served in Five Wars of America icon

The Mesilla Guard, 1851-61 icon

Beyond Courage: One Regiment Against Japan icon
"A vivid narrative of the men of New Mexico's 200th and 515th Coast Artillery (AA) units. Cave skillfully tells a story of hardship, bravery, unspeakable treatment, and a never-dying belief that their country would liberate them. They were the first unit to fire on the enemy in the Philippines and the last organized unit to lay down their arms when surrender came. "

In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys 
"Combining impressive research and the skill of a campfire storyteller, Freedman describes the rugged and often violent life of the original "cowboys," as they are known today. ...  "Long ago before cattle came to Texas, before George Washington crossed the Delaware, before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock cowboys rode the range in Spanish Mexico," begins Freedman's inviting narrative. Readers interested in cowboys and all things Western will pore over the detailed descriptions of the techniques and equipment used by the largely unsung vaqueros to herd cattle on the open range; they essentially invented the lasso (from lazo) as well as rodeos (from rodear, meaning "to surround or encircle"). Freedman deftly sketches the rigid class system that confined the vaqueros to lowly status of peon ("man at the bottom of the social ladder") and tied them to wealthy landowners and he documents how these skilled laborers taught their trade to American settlers. Drawings by Jos‚ Cisneros and Frederic Remington plus period photographs highlight this tribute to the lifestyle and daring of the vaqueros. Though their contribution to the building of the West may have been eclipsed by the legends of U.S. cowboys, Freedman sets the record straight. Ages 8-12."

Sibley's New Mexico Campaign   
"Now available only from the UNM Press, this long out-of-print and hard-to-find classic tells the story of the Texas invasion of New Mexico during the American Civil War. In early 1862, Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley marched thirty-four hundred coarse Texas farmboys, cowhands, and frontiersmen into New Mexico and up the Rio Grande Valley. Although seriously bloodied, they repulsed Union troops at the Battle of Valverde. As the poorly supplied Texans pushed northward, New Mexicans stripped the land bare of food, fodder, and livestock. East of Santa Fe at Glorieta, Union volunteers defeated Sibley’s Confederates and burned their quartermaster trains, and the starving Texans retreated back down the Rio Grande to El Paso.

"For the UNM Press edition, Civil War historian Jerry Thompson has corrected the few factual errors in the original edition and has added a new map."

Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Gettysburg in the West   
Following the third day of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, the Texans realized their predicament: "Here we are between two armies, one double ours and the other four times our number, 1,000 miles from home, not a wagon, not a dust of flour, not a pound of meat." While the Confederates had forced a Union retreat on the rocky, forested battlefield around Pigeon's Ranch, they could not press their advantage.

"The loss of 13 Confederate officers and 119 soldiers that day left them vulnerable, but the most crippling blow had come in the surprise destruction of all seventy supply wagons at Johnson's Ranch by Colorado Volunteers. So complete was their devastation that during a truce in the early evening, the Texans even had to borrow Union shovels to bury their dead.

"Edrington and Taylor combine data from records and documents with their firsthand inspections of the battlefield to reconstruct what happened on both sides of the line before, during, and after this controversial Civil War engagement."

Bloody Valverde: A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande  
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Carefully reconstructed in this book is the first full account of what happened on both sides of the line before, during, and after a day-long battle at Valverde ford between about 2,600 Texan Confederates and some 3,800 Union troops. On the Confederate side, a drunken Sibley turned over command to Colonel Tom Green early in the afternoon. Battlefield maneuvers included a disastrous lance charge by cavalry, the only one during the entire Civil War. The Union army, under the cautious Colonel Edward R. S. Canby, fielded a superior number of troops, the majority of whom were Hispanic New Mexican volunteers."

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