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Legendary Locals of Albuquerque

Sunday May 31, 2015

5850 Eubank Blvd NE
Suite B-41
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Phone: 294-2026
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Phone: 505-294-2026
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A reading and signing with writer Richard Melzer.


Richard Melzer, professor of history at the University of New Mexico’s Valencia campus in Los Lunas, will be at Page One Bookstore 2:00 pm Sunday, May 31, to discuss and sign his latest non-fiction effort, "Legendary Locals of Albuquerque."

The book is described as such: "Spanish settlers founded Albuquerque in 1706, making it the third of only four villas (towns) in colonial New Mexico. Located in the Rio Abajo along a wide turn on the Rio Grande, the settlement developed from a small farming community into New Mexico's largest, most modern city. Many notable men and women participated in this remarkable growth, lending their talents and sacrificing their time, energy, and sometimes their very lives. Dozens of these legendary figures are portrayed in this unique book, with chapters devoted to those who played important roles in politics and diplomacy; the military; law and order; religion and education; art and literature; culture and entertainment; business and tourism; health, science, technology, and space; and sports. A final chapter describes several of Albuquerque's sung and unsung heroes. The result is a collage of a Western city filled with diversity, tradition, and cultural pride."

Melzer is the author of many books about the Southwest, including the award-winning "Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest" in 2008, and "Sanatoriums of New Mexico," about Tuberculosis clinics, in 2014 - both published by Arcadia Publishing. He is a former president of the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Page One Bookstore is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo, in the Mountain Run Shopping Center). The Melzer event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit


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