G.E. Nordell's
Historical Figures of New Mexico

main New Mexico Travel Links Page
statewide links
A Few Important People

Albuquerque, NM Page
Santa Fe, NM Page
Northeast NM Page {Taos}
Northwest NM Page
Central NM Page
Valencia County, NM Page
Southwest NM Page
Southeast NM Page

New Mexico Authors Page
New Mexico Artists Page
New Mexico Political Links Page
New Mexico Railroads Page
Reading Material About NM Page

        the mining camp of Kelly in Socorro County, New Mexico - circa 1880         general books

historical figures, A to Z

A thru FG thru L
M thru RS thru Z

A Few Books on the Subject

Episodes in New Mexico History 1892-1969 book by William A. Keleher  "Memoirs: Episodes In New Mexico History, 1892-1969" [1969]
by William A. Keleher, New Foreword by Marc Simmons, Preface by Michael L. Keleher

Journalist & historian Keleher [1886-1972] relates personal anecdotes and little-known episodes involving such men as Elfego Baca, Sen. Dennis Chavez, Sen. Bronson Cutting, Franz Huning, author Eugene Manlove Rhodes, and Gov. Clyde Tingley
Kindle Edition from Sunstone Press [2008 edition] for $17.59
Sunstone Press 9x6 facsimile edition pb [6/2008] for $30.00
Desert Desperadoes book by Bob Alexander  "Desert Desperadoes: The Banditti of Southwestern New Mexico" [2006]
by Bob Alexander

Recounts the histories of outlaws Billy The Kid, Johnny Ringo, 'Bronco Bill' Walters, 'Curly Bill' Brocius, Kit Joy, 'Three-Fingered Jack' Dunlap, Pony Diehl, 'Black Jack' Christian, 'Six-Shooter Smith', 'King of The Rustlers' John Kinney, and lawmen Pat Garrett, 'Dangerous Dan' Tucker, Harvey Whitehill, Albert Jennings Fountain, the Texas Rangers, and the Earps of nearby Tombstone
Gila Books 8¾x6 pb [9/2006] for $21.95
Gila Books 9&fracx6¼ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
Literary Pilgrims of Santa Fe & Taos book by Lynn Cline  "Literary Pilgrims: The Santa Fe and Taos Writers' Colonies, 1917-1950"
[2007] by Lynn Cline

includes both well- and lesser-known literary figures of New Mexico: Mary Austin, Witter Bynner, Willa Cather, Fray Angélico Chávez, Erna & Harvey Fergusson, Alice Corbin Henderson, Paul Horgan, Spud Johnson, Oliver La Farge, D.H. Lawrence, Haniel Long, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Raymond Otis, Lynn Riggs & Frank Waters
Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 pb [3/2007] for $19.95

New Mexico Authors Page

New Mexico Artists Page
historic Taos [NM] Art Colony [est. 1898]

           A   thru   F
real-life lawman Elfego Baca [1865-1945] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

anthropologist Adolph Bandelier [1840-1914] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Bandelier National Monument [est. 1916] in north central New Mexico
N.P.S. official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Dońa Maria Gertrudes Barcelo [1804-1852] aka Dońa Tules

The Wind Leaves No Shadow book by Ruth Laughlin  "The Wind Leaves No Shadow" [1951]
by Ruth Laughlin

Dońa Tules Barcel rose from hopeless poverty to a role as the notorious
gambling queen of Santa Fe, capitol of Mexico's distant province of Nuevo
Mexico, and the governor's mistress, and a power in both business and politics.

Caxton Press 8¼x5½ pb [6/78] for $11.66
Dońa Tules / Courtesan & Gambler  "Dońa Tules: Santa Fe's Courtesan & Gambler" [2007]
by Mary Jane Straw Cook

biography of the colorful, independent, wealthy & influential Dońa Maria
Gertrudes Barcelo [1804-1852] of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Univ NM Press 6x9 hardcover [10/2007] for $17.12
outlaw Billy the Kid [1860-81] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

painter Dorothy Brett [1883-1977]
lived in Taos, New Mexico for over 50 years
entry at Wikipedia

author Myron Brinig [1896-1991]
Lived in Taos, NM in 1933-34 and 1939-55; he wrote 22 popular but largely-forgotten novels.
Myron Brinig Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

fictional athlete Bronc Burnett of Sonora, New Mexico
Central character in a series of 27 football, baseball, and scouting novels for adolescent boys
written between 1948 and 1967 by Wilfred McCormick [1903-83].

browse booksentry at Wikipedia

scout Christopher 'Kit' Carson [1809-68] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Kit Carson Home & Museum [built circa 1825] in Taos, New Mexico
Kit Carson Museum [est. 1950] at Rayado, New Mexico

priest, poet & historian Fray Angélico Chávez [1910-1996] of Santa Fe, NM
Wikipediacollection of papers at NM History Museum

Fray Angelico Chavez bio-bibliography by Phyllis S. Morgan  "Fray Angélico Chavez: A Bibliography of Published Works, 1925-2010
and A Chronology of His Life, 1910-1996" [2010]
Written, edited & compiled by Phyllis S. Morgan of Albuquerque

Rio Grande Books 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $14.94
Pueblo Indian rebel Don Esteban Clemente [hanged 1670]

Ovida 'Cricket' Coogler [1931-49] of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Silence of Cricket Coogler documentary  "The Silence of Cricket Coogler: A Political Murder" [indep video release 2000]
A teenage Las Cruces, New Mexico waitress disappeared and her body was found 17 days later; she was last seen in a state automobile, and the subsequent grand jury investigation exposed a police cover-up and Mafia interests seeking control of illegal gambling in the state.
Co-produced & directed by Charlie Cullin; narrated by John Ehrlichman; featuring Donna Robinson {as Cricket}, Tony Hillerman, Walt Finley & Jerry Nuzum
Victory Multimedia color DVD [6/2007] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Cricket In The Web book by Paula Moore  
"Cricket In The Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder That Unraveled Politics In New Mexico" [2009] by Paula Moore
Univ NM Press 9x6 pb [3/2009] for $12.89
Univ NM Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] for $24.95
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján [1510-54]
the Spanish conquistador who explored Arizona, New Mexico, and Kansas in 1540-42

Documents of The Coronado Expedition book edited by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint  "Documents of The Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542 (English & Spanish Edition)" [2005] Edited by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint
The first annotated, dual-language edition of 34 original documents from the Coronado expedi-tion, including seven never before published and seven others never before available in English.
Univ NM Press 11x8½ pb [4/2012] for $65.00
S.M.U. Press 11¼x9 hardcover [3/2005] out of print/used
The Coronado Expedition From the Distance of 460 Years book by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint  The Coronado Expedition: From The Distance of 460 Years" [2003]
by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint

Univ NM Press 9x6 pb [4/2012] for $40.00
Univ NM Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2003] for $45.00
Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva book edited by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint  "The Coronado Expedition To Tierra Nueva: The 1540-1542 Route Across The Southwest" [1997] Edited by Richard Flint & Shirley Cushing Flint
Univ Press of Colorado 9x6 pb [4/2004] for $29.95
gambler Lottie Deno {among many names} [1844-1934]
Carlotta J. Thompkins was born in Kentucky; her father was a wealthy horsebreeder and gambler, who took his daughter on trips and taught her how to gamble; during the Civil War, Lottie worked along the Mississippi River. She arrived in San Antonio, Texas in 1865 and paired up with fellow gambler Frank Thurmond; they worked around Texas during the frontier's bison hide boom, including Fort Griffin, where she took on the name 'Lottie Deno' (short for 'dinero') and associated with 'Doc' Holliday [1851-87] and the Earps. Lottie & Frank settled in southwest New Mexico Territory in 1877; they married in 1880, moved to Deming, New Mexico in 1882, gave up gambling, and became prominent citizens.
Lottie's entry at Wikipedia

Story of Lottie Deno - Her Life And Times book by J. Marvin Hunter  "The Story of Lottie Deno: Her Life And Times - The Mysterious Aristocrat Who Became A Lady Gambler and Female Daredevil" [1959] by J. Marvin Hunter
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $11.87
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $31.96
The 4 Hunters 9x6¼ hardcover [1959] out of print/used
Lottie Deno Gambling Queen of Hearts book by Cynthia Rose  "Lottie Deno: Gambling Queen of Hearts" [1994]
by Cynthia Rose

includes contemporary accounts and rare period photographs
Clear Light Publng 8½x5½ pb [2/94] for $8.00
Clear Light Publng 8¾x5¾ hardcover [2/94] for $17.99
Pistols, Petticoats & Poker book by Jan Devereaux  "Pistols, Petticoats & Poker: The Real Lottie Deno, No Lies or Alibis" [2009]
by Jan Devereaux, Introduction by Robert G. McCubbin

High-Lonesome Books 9x6 hardcover [2/2009] out of print/used
publisher's bookpage
Diego de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León y Contreras [1643-1704]
commonly known as Don Diego de Vargas; appointed Governor of Nuevo Mexico in 1690; led the Reconquista in 1692 (reclaiming territory usurped by the Pueblo Revolt
in 1680); 'La Entrada' is reenacted each year as part of the Fiesta de Santa Fe [est. 1712], but the event was protested by offended Native American groups in 2016.

Pietro Vichi 'Pete' Domenici [1932-2017]
U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1973-2009

railroad tycoon brothers Charles Eddy & John Eddy

author Max Evans of Albuquerque, NM Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

physicist Richard P. Feynman [1918-88] Page
at Maison d'Ętre Philosophy Bookstore

Col. Albert Jennings Fountain [1838-96]
"The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain" [Univ Oklahoma Press 1965] by A.M. Gibson

           G   thru   L
storyteller Napoleon Garcia [1931-2016] of Abiquiu, New Mexico
Napoleon Garcia died in August of 2016 at age 85; he was called the Abiquiu Elder, was married to Analinda Dunn, and worked with Georgia O’Keeffe.

"The Genizaro & The Artist: Stories From New Mexico Villages" [6/2008] by Napoleon Garcia & Analinda Dunn

lawman Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett [1850-1908]
Pat Garrett entry at Wikipedia

Authentic Life of Billy The Kid by Pat F. Garrett & Ash Upton  "An Authentic Life of Billy The Kid, The Noted Desparado of The Southwest" [New Mexican Printing & Publishing Co. 1882]
by Pat F. Garrett & Ash Upton

listed among the 100 Best Books In New Mexico [Jan 2011]
Kessinger Publng 9x7¼ pb [6/2004] for $15.56
Univ OK Press pb [1/2000] for $24.95
Univ OK Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/89] for $28.45
Pat Garrett book by Richard O'Connor  "Pat Garrett: A Biography of The Famous Marshal and Killer of Billy The Kid" [1960] by Richard O'Connor
Ace Giant mass pb [1960] out of print/used
Ace Giant mass pb [1960] out of print/used
Doubleday & Co. hardcover [1960] out of print/used
'Father of Modern Rocketry' Dr. Robert H. Goddard [1882-1945]
listed on TIME Magazine 100 Most Important Persons of The Century [3/1999]
Dr. Goddard and his team lived and experimented in Roswell, New Mexico from Summer 1930 to May 1942.
browse booksbrowse DVDsIMDb listingWikipedia

Goddard Space Flight Center [est. 1959] in Maryland
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard Collection at Roswell [NM] Museum & Art Center

painter-sculptor R.C. Gorman [1931-2005]
gallery [est. 1968]postersArtcyclopedia pageWikipedia

restaurant tycoon Fred Harvey [1836-1901]
Fred Harvey Company / Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Fred Harvey & Company built Harvey House facilities (1882 to 1923) in 15 towns in New Mexico

archeology professor Frank C. Hibben [1910-2002] of U.N.M.
browse booksentry at Wikipedia

"The Lost Americans" [1946]
"Treasure In The Dust" [1951]
"Prehistoric Man In Europe" [1958]
"Digging Up America" [1960]
"Hunting In Africa" [1962]
"Kiva Art of The Anasazi At Pottery Mound" [1975]
"Under The African Sun" [1999]

author Tony Hillerman [1925-2008] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

labor leader Dolores Huerta [born 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico]
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Gary Johnson
Governor of New Mexico, 1995-2002; Libertarian Party candidate for President, 2012 & 2016
entry at Wikipedia2012 campaign website

Seven Principles of Good Government book by Gary Johnson  "Seven Principles of Good Government: Gov. Gary Johnson  On Liberty, People & Politics" [2012] by Gary Johnson
Kindle Edition from Silver Lake Publng [8/2012] for $9.99
Silver Lake Publng 8x5¼ pb [8/2012] for $10.36
publisher's website
bandit Thomas Edward 'Black Jack' Ketchum [1863-1901]
Folsom MuseumWikipedia

Notorious 'Black Jack' Ketchum tried to rob the Gallegos ranch in NE New Mexico, but pregnant Monica Gallegos shot
him in the shoulder, then ran with her children barefoot thru the snow to refuge with neighbors; by the time Ketchum got
to a doctor in Springer, his arm was gangrened, so he had the arm amputated at gunpoint; he was hung a year later.

"Blackjack Ketchum: Desparado" [Columbia Pictures 1956] /tt0049016/
The plot has nothing to do with the historical Blackjack Ketchum; filmed in California; based on the Western novel
"Kilkenny" by Louis L'Amour; starring Howard Duff & Victor Jory

"Dynamite and Six-Shooter: The Story of Thomas E. 'Black Jack' Ketchum" [1970] by Jeff Burton
http://www.sunstonepress.com/cgi-bin/bookview.cgi?_recordnum=459 + /0865345767/

author Oliver La Farge [1901-63]
bookspapers at UTXIMDb listingWikipedia

Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy [1814-88]
"Death Comes For The Archbishop" [1927 novel] by Willa Cather [1873-1947]Wikipedia

Jaron Lanier [b. 1960]
polymath & visual reality pioneer Jaron Zepel Lanier was born in New York City and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico
official websiteWikipedia

D.H. Lawrence [1885-1930] & wife Frieda Lawrence [1879-1956]
browse booksofficial websiteWikipedia

"D.H. Lawrence In New Mexico" book [2006]

eco-activist Aldo Leopold [1887-1948] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

co-founder of The Wilderness Society [est. 1935]
Aldo Leopold Foundation [est. 1982] in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Mabel Dodge Luhan [1879-1962] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Creator of Creators" article by Peter B.G. Shoemaker in May 2016 issue of New Mexico Magazine
read full article (with pictures)


Ben Luján [1935-2012]
served in New Mexico Legislature 1975-2012, House Speaker 2001-12

his son U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján [since 2009; Dem], N.M. 3rd District
official websitecampaign websiteentry at Wikipedia

Charles Fletcher Lummis [1859-1928] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

           M   thru   R
land baron Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell [1818-75]
Lucien Maxwell left Illinois for the West and teamed up with older scout 'Kit' Carson [1809-68]; both signed on with John C. Frémont for the 1841 expedition. Maxwell & Carson returned to Taos, New Mexico in 1844, and both married daughters of local Hispanic ranchers. The Taos Revolt of 1847 and the Mexican-American War of 1849 brought U.S. Army troops to Fort Union in 1850; Maxwell moved to Cimarrón in Colfax County and built his land holdings to 1.7 million acres. When gold was discovered at Baldy Mountain in 1866, he leased land to the miners and sold them supplies. In 1870, he sold most of the Maxwell Land Grant to a British company for $1,350,000, then moved to Fort Sumner, where he died at age 56. (Sheriff Pat Garrett killed outlaw Billy the Kid at the Maxwell hacienda in Fort Sumner in 1881.)
Wikipediabio page at the Clan Maxwell website

Maxwell Land Grant book by William A. Keleher  "Maxwell Land Grant" [orig 1942, rev 2008]
by William A. Keleher [1886-1972]

The 2008 edition is a facsimile of the 1942 edition, plus a New Foreword by
historian Marc Simmons and a Preface by Michael L. Keleher

Sunstone Press 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $23.07
  "Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell: Napoleon of The Southwest" [1983]
by Lawrence R. Murphy

Univ OK Press hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
Lucien Maxwell Villain or Visionary? biography by Harriet Freiberger  "Lucien Maxwell: Villain or Visionary?" [1999]
by Harriet Freiberger

Sunstone Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2007] for $13.46
Translating Property / Maxwell Land Grant book by Maria E. Montoya  "Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and The Conflict Over Land In The American West, 1840-1900" [2002] by Maria E. Montoya
Kindle Edition from Univ Press of Kansas [2002 edition] for $13.50
Univ Press of Kansas 9¼c6¼ pb [3/2005] for $14.21
Univ Press of Kansas 9¼c6¼ hardcover [3/2002] out of print/used


Afro-American cowboy George McJunkin [1851–1922]
McJunkin was born a slave in Texas and after the Civil War became a buffalo hunter, journeyman cowboy, and ranch foreman in Colorado, New Mexico & Texas;
in 1908 he discovered the archeological site near Folsom that revolutionized thinking on the arrival of Native Americans in North America.
entry at Wikipedia

Life and Legend of George McJunkin biography by Franklin Folsom  Life and Legend of George McJunkin biography by Franklin Folsom - bold cover  
"The Life and Legend of George McJunkin: Black Cowboy" [ages 10 & up; 1973]
by Franklin Folsom [1907-95]

Roberts Rinehart Forgotten Pioneers Series 8½x6 pb [5/92] out of print/used
E.P. Dutton 8x5½ hardcover [12/73] out of print/used
architect John Gaw Meem IV [1884-1983]
built 650 homes and churches and institutional buildings, mostly in New Mexico
no entry at GreatBuildings.com • entry at Wikipedia
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art [est. 1925] in Santa Fe, NM

Architecture of John Gaw Meem  "Southwestern Ornamentation and Design: The Architecture of
John Gaw Meem" [1989] by Anne Taylor

Sunstone Press 11x8½ pb [8/89] for $19.94
Facing Southwest  "Facing Southwest: The Life & Houses of John Gaw Meem" [2002]
by Chris Wilson, photography by Robert Reck

W.W. Norton 10¼x9 hardcover [2/2002] for $37.80
Churches for the Southwest  "Churches For The Southwest: The Ecclesiastical Architecture of
John Gaw Meem" [2005] by Stanford Lehmberg

W.W. Norton 10¼x9 hardcover [10/2005] for $31.50

"John Gaw Meem At Acoma" [2012] > acoma

Georgia O'Keeffe [1887-1986] Art Pages
at Spirit of America Bookstore

explorer Juan de Ońate [1550–1626] of New Spain
"The Last Conquistador" documentary film [PBS/P.O.V. 2008]

physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer [1904-67] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

pioneer Sarah Jane 'Sadie' Creech Orchard [1865-1943]
Sadie owned & managed bordellos in Kingston & Hillsboro, NM and two hotels in Hillsboro, NM,
and operated a stagecoach line in Sierra County, NM.

"Sadie Orchard" biography [] by Patsy Crow King

Hispanic politician & lawman Juan Patrón [d. 1884]
no separate entry at Wikipedia
Juan Patron biography by Paul L. Tsompanas  
"Juan Patrón: A Fallen Star In The Days of Billy The Kid" [2012]
by Paul L. Tsompanas, Foreword by Frederick Nolan

State legislator Juan Patrón took the side of the ranchers (the good guys) alongside
Billy the Kid in the Lincoln County War, and was murdered by the Santa Fe Ring.

Kindle Edition from Brandylane/Belle Isle Books [5/2013] for $1.99 {sic}
Brandylane Publrs 9x6 pb [7/2012] for $15.26
Tewa leader Popé or Po'pay [1630?-1688?]
revered as the leader of the Pueblo Revolt in 1680

author Eugene Manlove Rhodes [1869-1934]
at Readers of The Purple Sage Western Bookstore

Millicent Rogers [1902-53] of Taos, New Mexico
Millicent Rogers Museum [of Art] in Taos, New Mexico

"Millicent Rogers: A Life in Full" biography [12/2012]
by Art Bachrach, Nita Murphy & Judith Nasse

atomic spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

           S   thru   Z
Catholic nun Sister Blandina Segale [1850-1941]
of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Trinidad, Colorado - 1873-1901

1999 cover for 'At the End of The Santa Fe Trail' diary/memoir book by Sister Blandina Segale  "At The End of The Santa Fe Trail" [1932] by Sister Blandina Segale
Her diary/memoir was first published by Columbian Press in 1932; reprinted by Bruce Publishing of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948; the 1999 edition includes a Foreword by Marc Simmons and an Afterword by Anne M. Butler
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $22.05
Univ New Mexico Press 8x5½ pb [9/99] out of print/used
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $33.08
Sister, Billy The Kid, and Me pamphlet by James P. Mesker  "Sister, Billy The Kid, and Me: Sister Blandina Segale and Old West Discipline In The 1950s" [2011] by James P. Mesker
Elderly Catholic nun Sister Mary Blandine of Ohio cowed her students with tales of her personal dealings with outlaw Billy the Kid – tales apparently cribbed from Sister Blandina, who died in Ohio in 1941.
Burd Street Press 54-page 8¾x5¾ pb [8/2011] out of print/used
Dr. Henry Earl Singleton [1916-99]
Co-founded Teledyne, Inc. in 1960; bought the 81,000-acre San Cristobal Ranch and the 30,000 acre Shepherd Ranch in Guadalupe County
and other properties in New Mexico & California; the family now owns 1.1M acres and rank as the fifth-largest landholder in America.
entry at WikipediaSingleton Ranches website

Smokey Bear [est. 1944]

Frank Springer [1848-1927]

Frank Springer / Colfax County War   "Frank Springer and New Mexico: From The Colfax County
War To The Emergence of Modern Santa Fe" [2006]
by David L. Caffey

Texas A&M Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $22.02
revolutionary Francisco 'Pancho' Villa [1878-1923] of Mexico
credits at IMDbentry at Wikipedia
Pancho Villa Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Gov. Lew Wallace [1827-1905]
2Lt 1st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1846-47; opened law office in Indiana in 1849; elected to the Indiana Senate, served 1856-57; commissioned a colonel in the U.S. Army in April 1861; commanded troops at the battles of Shiloh and Monocacy; appointed to the ad hoc commissions investigating the assassination of Lincoln and the Confederacy's Andersonville prison camp; appointed governor of the New Mexico Territory, served August 1878 to March 1881; Harper & Brothers published his second novel "Ben-Hur" in November 1880, which became a worldwide bestseller; met and corresponded with outlaw Billy the Kid [1859-81], later reneged on a pardon for Billy; appointed Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, served 1881-85; lived in Indiana until his death in 1905.
IMDb credits {since 1907}Broadway credits, 1899-1917Wikipedia
Gen. Lew Wallace Study & Museum [built 1895-98] in Crawfordsville, Indiana
official timeline on the Lew Wallace Study website
RCA's Lew Wallace Archive {last update 2004}

Ben Hur novel by Gen. Lew Wallace  "Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ" bestseller [1880] by Gen. Lew Wallace
the most popular novel of the XIXth Century, and always in print for over 100 years
listed in Top Ten of 100 Best Books In New Mexico [Jan 2011]
Kindle Edition from Art & Poetry Publng [3/2011] for 99˘
Signet Classics mass pb [2/2003] for $7.95
Norilana Books 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $4.95
Norilana Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2007] for $25.16
book entry at WikipediaBroadway play credits [1899-1917] at IBDb

more details (synopses, sequels, stageplays, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
"Ben-Hur" Novel & Movies Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Prior movie versions include the 1925 silent film starring Ramon Novarro, the 1959 William Wyler widescreen color
version starring Charlton Heston, a 2003 animated film, and a 2010 2-part TV mini-series.

"Ben-Hur" remake [Paramount Feb 2016]
Announced 1/2013: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios bought a spec script from Keith R. Clarke based on the Lew Wallace novel that tells a much different story than
William Wyler's 1959 Oscar-winning picture: firstly, it will focus on the 'formative years' of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, leading up to the moment in which Messala
betrays Ben-Hur, selling him into slavery; the parallel story is of Jesus of Nazareth, who meets up with Ben-Hur at various points, and is eventually sentenced to death
by Pontius Pilate; reason for the remake? chariot race in 3-D!full credits at IMDb

pioneer Edith Warner [1893-1951] of Otowi, New Mexico

"The House At Otowi Bridge" historical memoir [1960] by Peggy Pond Church

"The Woman At Otowi Crossing" [1965] by Frank Waters [1902-95]

In the Shadow of Los Alamos: Selected Writings of Edith Warner collection edited by Patrick Burns  "In the Shadow of Los Alamos: Selected Writings of Edith Warner [2001]
Edited by Patrick Burns

Univ New Mexico Press 2nd edition 8x5½ pb [5/2008] for $14.34
Univ New Mexico Press 8x5¾ hardcover [9/2001] for $18.95
Zozobra folk effigy [est. 1924] of Fiestas de Santa Fe in New Mexico
The word 'zozobra' means anxiety in Spanish, but is here translated as 'Old Man Gloom'. Santa Fe artist & marionette maker Gustave Baumann [1881-1971] came up with the idea of creating the effigy and the ritual burning of one's troubles (written on slips of paper) and then conspired with his friend William Howard Shuster, Jr. [1893-1969] to produce the first Burning of Zozobra in 1924. Recent events are organized by Kiwanis and the City of Santa fe, selling as many as 50,000 tickets.
Burning of Zozobra official websiteZozobra entry at Wikipedia

Zozobra / Story of Old Man Gloom book by Jennifer Owings Dewey   "Zozobra!: The Story of Old Man Gloom" [ages 8-12; 2004]
by Jennifer Owings Dewey, Photographs by Jeanie Pulsen Fleming

University of New Mexico Press 10x7 pb [9/2004] for $14.95
Elvis Romero and Fiesta de Santa Fe book by Andrew Leo Lovato  "Elvis Romero and Fiesta de Santa Fe: Featuring Zozobra's Great Escape" [2011]
by Andrew Leo Lovato

A fictional memoir for children: Elvis and his cousin Pepa scheme to rescue Zozobra from the flames . .
Museum of New Mexico Press 9¾x7½ hardcover [8/2011] for $9.95

annual burning of the Zozobra marionette scapegoat effigy at Fiesta de Santa Fe         2008 'La Entrada' re-enactment of de Varga's reconquest of Santa Fe in 1692

These travel pages are sponsored by:

Maison d'Ętre Philosophy Bookstore & Beatnik Coffeehouse
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
'Readers of the Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
Spirit of America Bookstore

Working Minds: A Philosophy of Empowerment
Working Minds / Meaning & Purpose

back to G.E. Nordell's Main Travel Links Page

Arizona Travel Links Page   • •   California Travel Links Pages

Colorado Travel Links Pages   • •   The Dakotas Travel Links Page

Florida Travel Links Page   • •   Idaho Travel Links Page

Kansas Travel Links Page   • •   Montana Travel Links Page

Nebraska Travel Links Page   • •   Nevada Travel Links Page

New York State Travel Links   • •   Oklahoma Travel Links Page

Oregon Travel Links Page   • •   Utah Travel Links Page

Texas Travel Links Pages

Washington State Travel Links   • •   Wyoming Travel Links Pages

             New Mexico Travel Links Pages
Albuquerque, NM Page
Albuquerque Food & Beverage Page
Santa Fe, NM Page
Santa Fe Food & Beverage Page
Valencia County, NM Page

Northwest New Mexico Page
Northeast New Mexico Page
Central New Mexico Page
Southwest New Mexico Page
Southeast New Mexico Page

New Mexico Authors Page
New Mexico Artists Page
New Mexico Railroads Page
New Mexico Route 66 Page
New Mexico Political Links Page
Reading Material About New Mexico Page

Online sales in association with  browse travel books about New Mexico U.S.A. at Amazon

top of this page  •  back to G.E. Nordell's homepage