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Taylor to sign new book on history of Mesilla

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a signing for a newly published book by Mary Daniels Taylor on the history of Mesilla from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Mary Daniels Taylor will sign copies of her new book "A Place As Wild As The West Ever Was: Mesilla, New Mexico 1848-1872" at the New Mexico State University Museum Sept. 24. (Courtesy photo)

The book, "A Place As Wild As The West Ever Was: Mesilla, New Mexico 1848-1872," chronicles the community with a focus on the common and routine rhythms of daily life, a current movement among historians. Taylor, wife of state Rep. J. Paul Taylor, provides an expansive view into the past and an extensive collection of historical photographs of the village of Mesilla.

The book signing is free and open to the public. Taylor's book will be available for purchase at the signing. The book also can be purchased at any time from the University Museum, the University Bookstore, COAS-My Bookstore and Bowlin's Mesilla Book Center, located on the plaza in Mesilla.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information, call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.