by Paul Bauer

August 4, 2018
2:00 PM
Kit Carson Coop Boardroom
119 Cruz Alta Road

Dr Bauer's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Congress.

In the Society's seminal 2013 volume "Taos: A Topical History", Dr. Paul Bauer authored the article "Formative Epochs: The Origins and Evolution of the Taos Landscape". Editors Corina A. Santistevan and Julia Moore, in their introduction, wrote "The spectacular geography of Taos creates a setting unlike any other. Geologist Paul Bauer explains why and how today's land forms came to be and why the Taos Valley is one of the most dynamic landscapes on Earth. The geology of Taos has had and continues to have a profound influence on the peoples who have made Taos home." His 2011 award-winning book "The Rio Grande: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico" provides detailed information on access trails, history and landscape and is an invaluable guide for both historians and casual visitors as well as whitewater ehnthusiastics.


Dr. Paul Bauer is a recently retired principal geologist and former associate director at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech. He received a Ph.D. in geology from NM Tech in 1988. He subsequently served as manager of the state's Geologic Mapping Program for 12 years, and was program coordinator for the New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Conference for 10 years, a program designed to bridge the gap between earth scientists and policy makers. Since his first Taos Box trip in 1980, he has spent much of the last 30+ years investigating the geology and hydrogeology of north-central New Mexico,with an emphasis on the Taos County region. He has led many field trips to the area, including educational whitewater rafting tours.

The Taos County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1952 and dedicated to the
recording and preserving of the irreplaceable in Taos County. Membership is open to anyone upon the payment of dues.
For additional information on the programs, activities and history of Taos visit the Society's website at www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org
The Society encourages support through membership.


2018 Spring - Issue #44

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Spring 2018 issue:

• Where Things Useta Be In Taos
by Eric "Bear" Albrecht

• Loretto In Taos
by Eleanor Craig, S.L.

• Liz Cunningham:
A Remarkable Friend & Citizen
by Janet Webb

• Remedios: Traditional Herbal Remedies
Evolve & Survive In Taos
by Mary Ann Wells

2017 Spring - Issue #43

Browse the Ayer Y Hoy's Fall 2017 issue:

• Governor Juan Bautista de Anza II
by Dr. S. Pauline Anaya

• Prehistoric Taos: A General View
by Skip Keith Miller

• Memories of Past Christmas
by Josephine M. Cordova

The Taos County Historical Society was formed in 1952 for the purpose of "... preserving the history of the Taos area...". It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Monthly meetings, the first Saturday of the month are held at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom with a featured speaker are open to the public and supported through memberships. These are also open to anyone upon payment of annual dues. For more information visit the Society's website, ww.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org

Taos County Historical Society
has successully launched
"TAOS: A Topical History"

320 pages, 26 chapters and contributors.

Mil Gracias, A THOUSAND THANKS, does not begin to cover the many, many individuals to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. This debt is not only the living but also to those men and women who long ago began to preserve the journals and documents we now depend upon for knowledge of the past: the chroniclers who accompanied the explorers and settlers and who, dusty, tired and hungry, sat in the light of a candle to record in their journals the events of the day and the Franciscan clerics who made detailed reports of their canonical visits to the mission churches of Nuevo México.

Corina A. Santistevan
Acknowledgements in "Taos: A Topical History"

If you would like to order a copy from the
Taos County Historical Society
please send a check for $40 (book+shipping) payable to
Taos County Historical Society and mail to:

Taos County Historical Society
PO Box 2447
Taos, NM 87571

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PO Box 2447 • Taos, NM 87571