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.
Barb Marriott has a PhD in cultural anthropology and has written several non-fiction history books, including Outlaw Tales of New Mexico (Globe Pequot Press). Most of her writing focuses on the history of the Old West. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.