Atrisco to Zena Lona: A Snappy Survey of Selected Albuquerque Street Names Judy Nickell Author
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Want to know something about the story behind Albuquerque’s street names—Who are they named for and why?How do you pronounce the names?What do they mean?What’s the largest street name in Albuquerque’s history?Many people were interviewed for this book; research began when the author was a columnist for a local newspaper. People would call to ask for the origin of one street name or another. This provided the germ for this book. Research continued with further interviews of developers and others responsible for naming streets.In addition to stories of street names, the book lists certain categories of street names, such as animals, birds and flowers. There is a concise explanation and pronunciation of Spanish names.This “snappy survey of selected Albuquerque street names” is not a doctoral dissertation, but rather fun reading for anyone living in or visiting New Mexico’s biggest city.


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