Towns of the Sandia Mountains

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Despite their seemingly impenetrable western facade, the Sandia Mountains of central New Mexico have been home to humankind for millennia. Ancient cultures ventured into these peaks for the creeks, game, and shelter. The Spanish established protective outposts along the canyons and intermarried with local tribes. Civil War soldiers passed through en route to their infamous battle at Glorieta Pass. Navajos marched around the mountains' southern end after the confinement that ended their Long Walk. Anglo settlers cleared the hilly land and built cabins. And tuberculosis patients moved up into primitive resorts, hoping that the mountains' abundant sunshine and fresh air would help them heal. Today the tiny resorts and traditional hamlets of the Sandias are established villages and communities-Carnuel, Tijeras, San Antonio, Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, San Antonito, Placitas, and others-and the rough dirt roads that once saw the passing of ox carts are highways and even an interstate. The area's history lives on, however, in crumbling adobe walls, bits of rust, fading memories, and in this photographic retrospective.
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display_description Contains over 200 images gathered by local historian Mike Smith from public archives, historical societies and private collection, this is the first book to share the history of the mountain towns with a general audience.
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subject_facet Biographies, Cities and towns -- New Mexico -- History -- Pictorial works, City and town life -- New Mexico -- History -- Pictorial works, Illustrated works, Sandia Mountains (N.M.) -- History -- Pictorial works, Sandia Mountains Region (N.M.) -- Biography -- Pictorial works, Sandia Mountains Region (N.M.) -- History -- Pictorial works, Sandia Mountains Region (N.M.) -- History, Local -- Pictorial works, Sandia Mountains Region (N.M.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
title_display Towns of the Sandia Mountains
title_full Towns of the Sandia Mountains / Mike Smith
title_short Towns of the Sandia Mountains
topic_facet Cities and towns, City and town life, History, History, Local, Social life and customs