Roger Max Zimmerman was born at Rehoboth Mission east of Gallup, New Mexico. His early years were spent at Mariano Lake Trading Post. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled at the University of Colorado where he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. He taught Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado from 1959 to 1964 and at New Mexico State University from 1964 to 1979. He was then employed at Sandia National Laboratories where he worked on projects associated with the storage of nuclear waste, weapons components testing programs, and rocket systems target deployments. He retired in 2000. In 2013 Roger was elected President of the Albuquerque Historical Society.
- Albuquerque and the Yazoo
- Kitchen’s Opera House, Gallup, New Mexico
- Son of an Indian Trader
- Rerouting Route 66 Through Tijeras Canyon