FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a trip back in time with the new book Las Cruces: A Photographic Journey. This impressive 288-page book full of photographs and history of the Mesilla Valley offers a tour of the first 100 years of New Mexico statehood through the eyes of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.
The book was edited by the Las Cruces Bulletin, published by FIG Publications, LLC, and produced with the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections. Of the nearly 1,200 photos in the volume, more than 500 are from the archival photo collection of the Library’s Archives and Special Collections Department.
This unique pictorial history was published just in time for the holiday gift-giving season and for the celebration of New Mexico’s 100th birthday in 2012. It is certain to become a collector’s item and an heirloom for families throughout this area.
A special offer is being given to New Mexico State University faculty and staff. You may purchase Las Cruces: A Photographic Journey for $50 (a $10 discount off its list price of $60) until January 31, 2012. This offer includes as many copies of the book as you wish to purchase.
Call the Las Cruces Bulletin at (575) 524-8061 to pre-order over the phone. When you pick up the book(s) at the Bulletin office (840 N. Telshor Blvd.), you will be asked to present your NMSU ID.