The Lesson of That First Desert Trail by Richard McCord. The bottom line was always the same: Any mess-up in the real West can kill.

Santa Fe On Foot by Elaine Pinkerton. Much of Santa Fe’s charm lies in what the visitor does not see at first glance. Elaine Pinkerton, author of “Santa Fe On Foot,” delves into the past to share the stories behind this ancient city’s buildings, streets and neighborhoods, and points out bits of local color that are so much a part of today’s living Santa Fe.

The Guadlupe Loop by Elaine Pinkerton. THE GUADALUPE STREET DISTRICT, a remarkable pocket of Santa Fe, grew up in conjunction with the railroad activity of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Major features: A historic but semi-abandoned railyard, examples of Spanish Mission architecture, the oldest still-standing church dedicated to La Virgen de Guadalupe, a striking multicultural mural, the city's oldest Catholic cemetery, several buildings with Historic Society of Santa Fe plaques, and a good workout.

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