Credits & Contributors
Without the help of you -- our gracious
contributors, this web site, nor any future publication would be
successful. I am so grateful to ALL of you!!! Thank you so
editor at the
Sangre de Cristo Chronicle,
Angel Fire, New Mexico, who
pointed me in the right direction to research articles,
as well as providing contact names of people to talk to.
T.C. and David Cattelino, who guided me
step-by-step on the writing, web-site development, and publication
process! They are successful writers themselves -- their company
publishes a variety of travel books specifically targeted at RV
Bert Clemmens, long time resident of Eagle
Nest and owner of the
LaGuna Vista Lodge, Restaurant and Saloon. Mr. Clemmens provided much of the information included in the Eagle
Nest article, as well as giving me a tour of the old brothel upstairs. The Laguna Vista is rated by Frommer's Travel
Guide as the best Restaurant and Hotel in
Reletta Leek Clumsky, a great photographer,
friend, and also my cousin (I love you!!), who took several pictures
for the website.
Kristi Dukes, who shared her ghostly
experiences while working at the Laguna Vista Restaurant.
Beni Jo Fulton, curator of the Elizabethtown Museum, who provided much of
the information for the Elizabethtown article and allowed us access to
the property. The museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day,
and by appointment at other times during the year.
Robert Garcia is a friend I made
through Legends of
America. Robert is an avid
towner and we have swapped stories and information about
towns. You will see, peppered through some of our
town articles, several photographs that Robert has contributed to
the cause. Robert was also kind enough to provide some night
Route 66 through
Albuquerque. Thanks Robert! Robert and his wife
Therese live in
Owner of the Comanche Creek Ranch, and lifetime resident of the Moreno
Valley, who very graciously allowed us on his property, where many of
these beautiful pictures were taken. Dave also owns
Comanche Creek Guides which
provides wonderful adventures for deer and elk hunters
Pete Sanchez, who very kindly added a
piece to our
Ann Tyer Walker - Ann is a reader
of Legends of America and
solved our story called
of the Eagle Nest Lodge. Never having known the history of this
old place, I called it a "mystery" until Ann came along. She
provided much of the history, her husband, Doug Walker, scanned
loads of photographs and sent them to us. Ann's cousin, Shelton
Tyer, Jr., 86 years old, worked at the lodge long ago and also
contributed much of the history. Thanks to you all!!
- Bauer, Paul; The Big Ditch;
Red River Gold Mines.
- Karpinski, Sharon;
Mexico?; The Historic Traveler;
- Hinkley, Jim, Route 66 Encyclopedia, Voyageur Press, 2012
- Hurst, James W.;
José Chavez y
Desert USA; Digital West Media
- Lambert, Florin;
Ghost Town Treasures, 1965,
Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington.
- Looney, Ralph;
Haunted Highways, The Ghost Towns of New Mexico,
1968; University of New Mexico Press; Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- McComb, Susie,
Clines Corners worth stopping for!;
Route 66 Association Newsletter, Summer, 1999.
- Moreno Valley Writers Guild;
Lure, Lore and Legends of the Moreno Valley;
1997; Columbine Publishing Group, Angel Fire, New Mexico.
- Murray, Earl;
Ghosts of the Old West, 1994;
Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., New York, NY
- Myers, Roger; Clay Allison vs. Wyatt
Earp; Wild West Magazine, December, 2000.
- New Mexico 2003 Vacation Guide;
published for the New Mexico Department of Tourism by
New Mexico Magazine, Santa Fe,
- Nimen, Marti;
Lake of Legends; New Mexico Wildlife;
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish; Winter 2002-03; Vol. 47, No. 4.
- Peters, J.S.;
Cimarron Shootist Clay Allison; Wild West Magazine,
Primedia Special Interest Publications; October, 1998, Vol. 11, Issue 3.
- Reed, Ollie Jr.,
Albuquerque Tribune, Aug 24
- Serna, Louis F.; The Sernas of New
Mexico Newsletter; May 1, 2002.
- Sherman, James E. and Barbara H.;
Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico;
1975; University of Oklahoma Press; Norman, Oklahoma.
- Stanley, F.;
Clay Allison, 1956, World Press
Inc.; Denver, Colorado.
- Varney, Phillip,
New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns;
1981; Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona.
From Legends' General Store
New Mexico Historic Book Collection - 33
Historic Books on CD - The New Mexico Book Collection is a collection
of 33 volumes relating to the history of New
Mexico and its people primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Several of the volumes have great period illustrations and portraits of
relevant historical figures.
titles such as the Illustrated history of New Mexico By Benjamin
Read (1912), The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Volumes 1 & 2 by
Ralph Emerson Twitchell (1914), Historical Sketches of New Mexico: From
the Earliest Records to the American Occupation (1883), and dozens
Made in the USA.