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Fort Stanton An Illustrated History by Lynda A. Sanchez - Signed Copy


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Fort Stanton an Illustrated History - Legacy of Honor, Tradition of Healing - Signed copy 

A history of Fort Stanton, a U.S. military fort built in New Mexico in 1855 to protect settlements along the Rio Bonito in the Apache Wars. Kit Carson, John 'Black Jack' Pershing, Billy the Kid, and Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry all lived here. Contents: Introduction (Frederick Nolan); Following Red Tail Hawk (A Brief History of Mogollon and Apache Peoples); The Cavalry Era, 1855-1896 (Conflict and Challenge on the New Mexico Frontier); The Public Health Era, 1899-1953 (Conquering the White Plague); A Doctor's Life at Fort Stanton; The Winds of War, 1939-1945 (The German Internment Camp); The World Beneath Our Feet (Fort Stanton Cave and Snowy River Passage); A Line in the Sand and a New Mission.

A wonderful book full of historic photographs and also photos by David L. Tremblay a talented local photographer.  

 This book was written by Lynda Sanchez a member of the Western Writers of America and the New Mexico Archeological Council. She freelances for Arizona Highways, New Mexico Magazine and True West. She has served on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council and the Lincoln County Historical Society Board of Directors (as both President and Vice-President) and was vice-President of the Fort Stanton Development Commission. Lynda is the recipient of many awards related to these fields, including a "cavalry sword" for work on preserving Fort Stanton and True West's 2007 Best Preservation Project in the Nation Award. The Historical Society of New Mexico also honored her in 2008 with the L. Bradford Prince  Award for her preservation work.

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