Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History

Richard Melzer

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 3:00–4:00 pm

Governor James F. Hinkle, 1864-1951Governor James F. Hinkle, 1864-1951To the left of a carved image of an angel in South Park Cemetery, Roswell, New Mexico. Photograph by Richard Melzer.Governor James F. Hinkle, 1864-1951To the left of a carved image of an angel in South Park Cemetery, Roswell, New Mexico. Photograph by Richard Melzer.

New Mexico history is filled with noteworthy men, women, and children. Sadly, few of these famous New Mexicans are honored with monuments to remind us of their achievements. Historian Richard Melzer attempts to rectify this neglect with a presentation about New Mexico gravesites, often the only monuments to remind us of the human treasures who helped shape our state and region. His presentation is filled with compelling stories, humorous epitaphs, and valuable information. Dr. Melzer has taught history at the University of New Mexico’s Valencia Campus and has authored several books and over a hundred articles about New Mexico history.

Cost: Free

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