The Old Southwest and a Few of Its Characters from Almagre Books
Item 140 is the Roswell Woman's Club Cook Book. This is a 1950 publication from Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell? 1950? Is this a recipe book for cooking aliens? Or was it a recipe book put together by alienettes? Either way, it should be an interesting group of recipes. $50.
Item 40 is Gasoline Sprees in the Sunshine State. Florida? No, back in 1924, New Mexico was the Sunshine State, at least according to author Anna Wilds. She and her husband traveled around New Mexico by motorcycle and car, starting in 1914. It notes that at one place they were told that gasoline was cheaper than water. Ever price one of those bottles of water everyone seems to be buying today? Comes to around $4 a gallon. That's the stuff you can get out of a tap for free. What was it that P.T. Barnum said? $350.
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