The Place Names of New...
The Place Names of New Mexico
The indispensable traveler's guide to the history of places throughout the Land of Enchantment.
ebook, 403 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by University of New Mexico Press
(first published January 1st 1996)
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New Mexico has some pretty strange names. It's interesting to learn where some of them came from. The book touches on bits of history, folklore and gossip. It would be a fun read for the person on the passengers side as you drive across I-40 between Oklahoma and Arizona (which is what most people do).