New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns [Northland Press, paperback, 1981]

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New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns [Northland Press, paperback, 1981]



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Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1981.

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This is New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns by Philip Varney, for which Tony Hillerman wrote the Foreword. Drawings and maps are by G.E. Wolfe. It was published in 1981 by Northland Press in Flagstaff, Arizona.

This is a paperback volume with a reddish-brown paper cover. The title of the book is printed in orange-brown at the top of the front cover. Beneath the title, a photograph taken by the author shows an abandoned general store at Mogollon, New Mexico. Below the photo is printed "A Practical Guide" along with the author's name, and credits for the foreword and drawings as above.

The back cover is an advertisement for Arizona's Best Ghost Towns by the same author. A thumbnail of the book sits next to two photographs of abandoned buildings. Below that, text printed in orange-brown describes the Arizona book. At the bottom of the back cover is the publisher's imprint and the front cover photograph credit.

The inside front and inside back covers are blank.

  • Title Page Transcription: NEW MEXICO'S BEST GHOST TOWNS | [decorated rule] |A Practical Guide by Philip Varney | [rule] | Foreword by Tony Hillerman [bullet] Drawings and Maps by G. E. Wolfe | Photographs by the Author | [logo] | NORTHLAND PRESS [bullet] FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
  • Contents: [i] half title, [ii] frontispiece, [iii] title page, [iv] author photo and copyright, [v]-vi CONTENTS, vii FOREWORD, viii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ix-x TO THE READER, xi-xii WHAT TO LOOK FOR AT GHOST TOWN SITES, xii-xiv A WORD OF CAUTION ABOUT DIRECTIONS AND MAPS, 1-167 text, [168] blank, 169-179 APPENDIXES, [180] blank, 181-182 BIBLIOGRAPHY, 183-190 INDEX
  • List of Contents:
    1. Foreword
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. To the Reader
    4. What to Look For at Ghost Town Sites
    5. A Word of Caution About Directions and Maps
    6. Map of Areas of New Mexico Covered by the Chapters
    7. Gold and Coal in the Ortiz Mountains
    8. Ghosts of the Meadows
    9. Cabezon and the Ghosts of Gallup
    10. Colfax County: Towns of the High Country
    11. Santa Rosa Ghosts
    12. Lincoln County: The War and the Kid
    13. Ghosts of the Rio Grande
    14. The Black Range and the Valley of Silver
    15. Near Silver City
    16. Shakespeare, Pancho Villa, and the Little Hatchet
    17. Ghosts of the Organ Mountains
    18. Mogollon
    19. Appendixes
    20. Bibliography
    21. Index

  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 27.5 x 21.5
    • Binding: Full-color paper covers. The spine displays the author's last name, the book title, and the publisher name in white on a taupe background.
    • Collation: [i-v] vi-xiv 1-167 [168] 169-179 [180] 181-190
    • Price: $12.95 USD