Miracle on the Mesa: A History of the University of New Mexico, 1889-2003 pdf epub fb2

Miracle on the Mesa: A History of the University of New Mexico, 1889-2003 by William E. Davis pdf epub fb2

Miracle on the Mesa: A History of the University of New Mexico, 1889-2003 Author: William E. Davis
Title: Miracle on the Mesa: A History of the University of New Mexico, 1889-2003
ISBN: 0826340164
ISBN13: 978-0826340160
Other Formats: docx mbr azw lrf
Pages: 496 pages
Publisher: Published by UNM Press for the office of the UNM President; 1st edition (June 30, 2006)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1363 kb
Size EPUB version: 1470 kb
Subcategory: Americas




Written by former UNM president William "Bud" Davis, Miracle on the Mesa covers the changes and growth experienced by the University since its founding on February 28, 1889.

The story of the Miracle on the Mesa is told chronologically, within the framework of each administration, beginning with the "joint presidencies" of Elias S. Stover and Hiram Hadley, who served from 1892 through 1897, and ending with Louis Caldera, current president of UNM. More than just a history of the university, Davis's lively text also provides a unique look at Albuquerque and its citizens during each time period. For example, this colorful description of the equipment football players wore in the 1890s:

"Our canvas suits--those who were fortunate enough to have them--carried little padding except where towels were stuffed over shoulders and knees. Head-gears, nose-guards, and helmets were not yet introduced and all players cultivated heavy heads of hair for protection."--from Miracle on the Mesa

UNM alumni, former and current UNM students, and former and current faculty members and administrators will enjoy reading about the efforts that have gone into making the University of New Mexico the quality institution of higher learning that it is today: the Miracle on the Mesa.