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Robert Wood at Wheels Museum

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Author Robert Wood will present on August 13, 2022, at 10 A.M. Donation: $5.00
The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, NM, 1945-1972
From the end of World War II to the closing months of 1972, as related in The Postwar Transformation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1945-1972 by author Robert Wood. The city underwent as dramatic a transformation as any American city ever has in such a short time.

Its population exploded from about 50,000 to more than five times that number, and the median income of its citizens adjusted for inflation doubled. Fundamental changes took place, as rugged individualism gave way to more cooperative behavior, and authority relaxed. Such broad social changes could also be seen in the country at large, but especially rapidly and vividly in Albuquerque.
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