New Mexico Myths and Legends

The True Stories behind History’s Mysteries

Book Description

Part of our new and growing Myths, Mysteries and Legends series, Myths, Mysteries and Legends of New Mexico explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Enchantment's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in New Mexico history.

Stories include the mysterious disappearance of lawyer and civic leader Albert J. Fountain—a man known both for defending Billy the Kid and for taking on cattle rustlers—and his little boy, Henry; the near discovery of when humans first came to America by George McJunkin, a black cowboy, born a slave; and the unsolved murders of an old mining town that lies at the depths of Bonito Lake.

About Marriott, Barbara, Ph.D

Barb Marriott has a PhD in cultural anthropology and in the past three years has written three non-fiction history books. Two of them, Annie's Guests and Canyon of Gold, are books on the Old West.