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

Gill, Donald A.

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ISBN 10: 1566250048 / ISBN 13: 9781566250047
Published by Bonus Books Inc., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1994
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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284 Pages. Minor wear to cover edges. Interior text pages are flawless. Illustrations on most pages. Ten years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, settlers were already moving into the American Southwest, building houses, planning towns - and laying out streets. The names of the streets of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos reflect a long history of contrasting cultures: Spanish, Anglo, Native American. Conquistadores, explorers, governors, presidents, Indian tribes and pueblos, town fathers, builders, and even a pet goat named Pedrogoso - all have left their marks, and their names, on the streets of these cities. Some names, such as Onate, DeVargas, and Chamiso, appear in the byways of all three towns, reminders of their shared background. Other streets celebrate each city's unique quirks and charms. But all have stories to go with their names - stories that are surprising, funny, compelling, like the tales Indian storytellers pass on from one generation to the next. You don't need a passport to visit New Mexico and hear those delightful anecdotes. All you need is this book. Donald A. Gill, Ph.D., is a professor of linguistics at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is the author of Stories Behind New Orleans Street Names. Size: 7" X 10". Bookseller Inventory # 15409

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Title: Stories Behind the Street Names of ...

Publisher: Bonus Books Inc., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition First Pninting Stated.

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Ten years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, settlers were already moving into the American Southwest, building houses, planning towns ― and laying out streets. The names of the streets of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos reflect a long history of contrasting cultures: Spanish, Anglo, Native American.

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