. . . 428 pages of mystery, adventure, and romance at a thrilling roller-coaster ride pace.

Set against the backdrop of territorial days in New Mexico, a Gibson Girl heroine and an unforgettable cast of characters sift through clues on two continents in their search for truth, justice, and love.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tierra Red Historical Point: 1895 U. S. Atlas

Pam Rietsch at http://www.memoriallibrary.com/ has spent years creating jpgs of every page of this antique atlas. I discovered her website nearly ten years ago while doing research for Tierra Red.

The composite map shown above is from the Part One divider page in Tierra Red. Since Pam has created jpgs of each individual county of the Territory of New Mexico, I used segments of three jpgs to create an image which shows the incredible distance Lily traveled during and following the catastrophic event that occurs in Part One.

Anyone who has traveled through New Mexico in modern times understands the enormous size of this state which covers 121,666 square miles, making it the fifth-largest state in the Union.

But this segment of Lily's journey is only the beginning . . . .

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I am extremely excited to buy the novel Mom! I can't wait to read the second, third, fourth, fifth, etc....