This tour of New Mexico's largest city goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journal through an area rich with diverse cultures and their fascinating past. The journey through time starts with the settlement of Native Americans in pueblos along the Rio Grande and then initiatives by Spain to settle and convert the region. Visit Old Town Plaza, where trade from the El Camino Real and Santa Fe Trails flourished. Look around lesser-known sites, including railroad depot facilities, major military landmarks and nostalgic Route 66. Join author and local history lover Roger Zimmerman as he carefully curates an expedition through each era of Albuquerque's history and its most beloved sites.
Roger Max Zimmerman, PhD, is a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Colorado. He taught civil engineering and then served as a technical staff member at Sandia National Laboratories until retirement. He is the author of Kitchen's Opera House, Gallup, New Mexico. He became active in the Albuquerque Historical Society and became president of the organization in 2013. He is one of eleven trained guides who provide free downtown walking tours of Albuquerque.