Come explore New Mexico cemeteries to find where all the famous bodies in state history are buried. Each gravesite reveals something new about the person buried there, with sad, funny, or compelling information and photos. New Mexico also has many unusual gravesites that make cemetery hunting — and this presentation — both interesting and amusing.
Richard Melzer was a Regents’ professor of history at UNM’s Valencia Campus, where he taught for more than 35 years before recently retiring. He has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 100 articles about New Mexico history. He is a former president of the Historical Society of New Mexico.