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Aztec, New Mexico, is nestled in the Four Corners area of the United States and has a rich history beginning with the early Puebloan people. They built villages, irrigation canals, and roads—some of which became the Aztec Ruins National Monument. The town also has several buildings on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places. The state's first commercial natural gas well was drilled here in 1921, and its influence continues today. An alleged UFO crash in 1948 led to an annual UFO symposium, and mountain bikers still flock to the annual Alien Run Mountain Bike competition. In 1963, Aztec was named an All-America City for the community's effort to build an 18-mile-long road to the Navajo Dam. The mountains are a short drive away, and the desert and Navajo Lake State Park make Aztec an ideal place to live and explore.
ISBN: 9780738584959
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 208
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historian and author Marilu Waybourn has written several books about the area. For this volume, she researched the archives of the Aztec Museum and contacted several local families in a quest for unpublished photographs. Each year, more than 6,000 people visit the Aztec Museum complex with its authentic Pioneer Village, and more than 30,000 visitors annually tour the Aztec Ruins National Monument.
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