A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journal through an area rich with diverse cultures and their fascinating past. The journey through time starts with the settlement of Native Americans in Pueblos along the Rio Grande and then initiatives by Spain to settle and Christianize the region. Mexico took over the territory in 1821 and the Old Town plaza flourished with Santa Fe Trail trade, gladly accepted the U. S. presence in 1846, and adjusted as the Confederates briefly governed in 1862. New Town Albuquerque emerged when the railroad came in 1880 and visitors will see results of significant expansion efforts. Route 66 came through the center of Albuquerque to drastically change the layout of the city. World War II and the following Cold War brought about major military and governmental development efforts that are summarized at a major national museum. Major museums, libraries, ethnic centers, historical displays and special historical treasures are discussed. It is intended that this guide will help the reader find satisfaction in either visiting or exploring topics of choice.
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: The History Press (October 21, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches