Where to Go to Become Rich – Farmers, Miners, and Tourists Guide to Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado

76 [New Mexico] Keeler, B.C. Where to Go to Become Rich. Farmers, Miners, and Tourists Guide to Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1880. 8vo, original illustrated buff printed wrappers, 180 pp., [12, ads], with numerous woodcut illustrations, and 3 full-page maps showing rail lines. A very nice copy. First and only edition. Surprisingly rare, with no copies listed online for sale, and bibliographic records showing only a couple of booksellers with copies (last public record was in 1959). Not in Eberstadt or Howes. OCLC finds only 3 copies in Arizona, 2 in Colorado, and 1 each in New Mexico and Kansas (besides a few others outside those areas). There are 10 pages on the cattle industry in these areas (Adams, HERD 1259 ‘Rare’), but the largest section by far in this book is on New Mexico, which covers pp. 57-103, with nice descriptive sections on Las Vegas, Bernal, San Miguel, Pecos, Glorieta, Santa Fe, Hemez, Taos, Cerillos, Albuquerque, White Oaks and other places of interest.

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