New Mexico is a "strange" place, rich in beauty, blessed with diverse cultures and traditions, but sometimes, a state mysteriously missing. Yet, it is the site of some of North America's most ancient history. Hidden within that history are stories that are uniquely New Mexican. These are the Strange But True Tales of New Mexico; strange but truly wonderful stories—the bat bombers, the handshake that delayed statehood, the movie that infamously made history, the one-hole golf tournament named for a gunfight, the opera mystery—examples of tales as colorful as the place where they happened. This is a look at the stranger side of New Mexico's history.