Tag Archives: New Mexico
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest© 2007 Craig Childs482 pages Throughout the southwest United States and northern Mexico there are ruins from a people long gone, people remembered as the Anasazi. The name is not … Continue reading
Tyrannosaur Canyon© 2006 Douglas Preston416 pages What do a ‘misplaced’ lunar sample and a fossil hunter shot dead in the high mesas of New Mexico have in common? Their shared secret is one that would answer one of humanity’s oldest … Continue reading
Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado© 1992 Douglas Preston (Walter Nelson, Photographs)480 pages Sometimes, history has got to be pursued from the back of a horse. Douglas Preston wasn’t sure what took him … Continue reading
The Mexican Frontier 1821 – 1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico© 1982 David Weber (University of New Mexico Press)440 pages In 1821, the people of Mexico declared their independence from Spain, recognizing that its Napoleonic straits meant that the mother … Continue reading
Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History© 2013 John Kessell480 In the early 1500s, the Spanish triumphed over the Aztecs and established a new Spain — an empire forged out of the new world. The equatorial tropics were only the … Continue reading
Interested in seeing how Windows Movie Maker and Youtube worked, I “made” a video with 100 of my Week of Enchantment photos, set to music. Enjoy!