Albuquerque was just a dusty cow town along the Rio Grande until the railroad came in 1880. The immigrants from Scotland who came to America for land and opportunity, found a fertile place to grow a city. This lecture will explain the history and contributions that turned the town into a modern city, complete with electricity, water and gas companies, and even an opera house. Hospitals and Schools, University buildings, as well as our first shopping center "Nob Hill" were constructed by Scottish immigrants. Come see the photos of how our city was shaped by the many Scottish settlers. We will cover the many governors, senators, judges and mayors of Scottish descent, and list the surprising preponderance of Celtic place names in our state. Grants, New Mexico, is named for one such man who came with the railroad and don't forget Lew Wallace, who wrote "Ben Hur."