Marilu Waybourn’s new book, “Aztec Through the Years,” is seen as the author answers questions from fourth graders from Park Avenue Elementary School on Thursday at the Aztec Visitor Center.
FARMINGTON – Over the course of two days, historian Marilu Waybourn met with every fourth-grade class in Aztec to educate students about their hometown and give out copies of her book, “Aztec Through the Years.”
The city of Aztec proposed the book to encourage fourth-grade students to learn more about local history.
Waybourn worked with the Aztec Community Development, Tourism and Marketing Department to distribute the books to students.
The book starts by describing the Puebloan inhabitants of places like Aztec Ruins National Monument and details the history of the city, including the Spanish explorers and homesteaders, as well as oil development, the railroad and the reported UFO crash in Hart Canyon.
Waybourn has been documenting Aztec history for years.
The cost is $10. Hannah Grover covers Aztec and Bloomfield, as well as general news, for The Daily Times.
Source: Daily Times