Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Peralta, New Mexico, USA

A Fresh New Look at History and Religion in the Rio Abajo!

Dejad a los Niños Venir a Mi
(Suffer the Little Ones to Come unto Me)

This is a fresh new look at the history of the east bank of the Rio Grande from Isleta to Tomé with a focus on the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta. The book includes love stories, power politics, some genealogy and an unsolved murder and is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 photos, paintings, and maps, many never published previously. John Taylor, long-time historian of this part of the Rio Abajo, captures both the history and the importance of religion in the lives of the residents of this area. This work will be of interest to students, historians, residents of the area, and parishioners alike.

John Taylor has done a masterful job in recreating the rich history of the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in social, economic, and religious terms. Newcomers, long-time residents, and New Mexico historians will benefit from the fine detail and engaging stories Taylor tells. We have much to preserve in our Rio Abajo communities, but our lives are like closed shutters without a thorough knowledge of our past. John Taylor has done much to throw open the shutters to our collective past with this valuable new edition of his much-admired earlier book.
Richard Melzer
President, Historical Society of New Mexico

All proceeds to benefit Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
108 pages, 130 photos/illustrations

Copies are available at the parish office for $25.00.
Copies may also be ordered from
      LPD Press
      925 Salamanca NW
      Albuquerque, NM 87107
for $25.00 plus $5.75 for tax, postage, and handling.

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Last updated July 25, 2005