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NMSU's Public History Department to accept nominations for endangered properties

New Mexico State University's Public History Department is accepting applications for "New Mexico's Most Endangered Properties List" to be included in the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance's (NMHPA) preservation activities for 1999.

The NMHPA is a statewide group of citizens and organizations who are determined to protect and preserve New Mexico's multi-cultural heritage.

Selected entries will receive assistance from the NMHPA in consultation for fundraising and future preservation options for the property.

Eligible entries include buildings, structures, houses, sites, districts, ruins and cultural landscapes. To qualify, entries must be at least 50 years old, within the state boundaries, historically, culturally, or architecturally significant and in danger of being lost, destroyed or substantially altered.

Applications are available from Jon Hunner in NMSU's Public History Program. Hunner can be reached at (505) 646-2490 or by mail at NMSU's history department, MSC 3H, P.O. Box 30001, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., 88003. Applications can also be obtained from the Public History Program's Web site at http://www.nmsu.edu/~publhist/nomform.html.

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Final decisions will be announced by Jan. 1, 1999.

The project is funded in part with federal funds by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.