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The Q Is for Quirky

Above: Family members hike up the manmade volcano on Albuquerque's west side. Photograph by Tira Howard. IN HER NEWEST BOOK, Secret Albuquerque: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure (Reedy…

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UNM's Best-Kept Secret

Above: Taken around 1940, this image shows the steps to the Estufa’s roof. The windowless adobe sits at Redondo Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photograph courtesy of Center for Southwest…

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Odd Fellow

Above: The lumberjack stands just south of Central Avenue on Louisiana Boulevard atop the May Cafe. Photograph by Kate Russell. An ax-holding lumberjack looms atop the May Cafe, near the intersection…

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For the People

Above: The Honey in the Heartland mural, by Mark Horst. Photographs by Tira Howard. A MURAL NEAR MY OLD APARTMENT in Albuquerque, at the power substation on Silver Avenue and Cornell Drive…

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Albuquerque, Modern

Above: The Bank of the West Tower, nicknamed the Horizon Pillar, in Albuquerque. Photographs by Krysta Jabczenski. THE SUN GLEAMS OFF the gild-ed bands of a white tower as Thea Haver, founder of…

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Old Town, New Era

Above: Old Town's San Felipe de Neri Church was built in 1793, replacing a 1706 mission. On the edge of a neighborhood epitomized by rambling adobes, turquoise doors, and ristra-hung portals, Hotel…

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