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This National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary was developed as a demonstration project by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). The itinerary is designed to introduce the traveller to the wide range of historic places listed in the National Register, from National Parks, to locally significant historic districts. Visiting these historic sites can help foster an understanding and appreciation of our Nation's past, and encourage the preservation of these significant places as living parts of our communities.

This itinerary was first created as a printed brochure, the design and initial printing of which were made possible by a gift from the American Express Company to the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. Proceeds from the sale of the itinerary help support the National Park Service in expanding and maintaining the National Register of Historic Places. The printed brochure was prepared by: Carol D. Shull, Patty Chrisman and Patrick Andrus, National Register of Historic Places, National Register, History, and Education Division; Nell Dieterle, Cultural Resources Geographic Information Services, Heritage Preservation Services Division, National Park Service; and Kathleen Madigan, NCSHPO in cooperation with State Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Office of Cultural Affair; Office of Historic Preservation, Arizona State Parks; and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Printed versions of the itinerary are available for sale through NCHSPO; our website provides information on how to ORDER A COPY.

The online version of the American Southwest, the 28th in our series of online itineraries, was produced by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and NCSHPO. It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Manager, and Beth L. Savage, Publications Managing Editor. National Register web production team members included Jeff Joeckel, who designed the itinerary, Rustin Quaide, and Shannon Bell (all of NCSHPO). American Southwest is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. These materials are kept at 1201 Eye St., NW, Washington, D.C., and are open to the public from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Thursday.

For more information on historic places in the American Southwest contact:

Arizona Office of Historic Preservation
Arizona Office of Tourism
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado Tourism Office
New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division
New Mexico Department of Tourism
U.S. World Heritage Sites



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