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Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:48

Luna Bergere Leopold

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   Tony Hillerman spins very good yarns. However, here are the facts about the plague incident in 1961. Page 2 documents the death of his field companion, John P. Miller from bubonic plague.

   Dr Leopold had very close ties to Santa Fe.Dr Bergere Kenney was his cousin and his two aunts owned the property called Los Dos out on the Buckman Road. This was one of the suspected sites of the plague-carrying fleas. Drrs Leopold and Miller spent several nights sleeping out at that place while collecting some data on an arroyo. After John Miller's death, Dr Leopold continued to do field work around Santa Fe every year resulting in multiple publications.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 06:32

Arturo Jaramillo of Chimayo

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Arturo Jaramillo


His Life and Contributions to His Community


Born November 9, 1931 in Santa Fe, NM


When asked to write a biography about someone I admire, I did not have to think long to select my uncle, Arturo Jaramillo.  Arturo has accomplished much in his lifetime.  Achievements which have affected the history of Northern New Mexico and impacted many people’s lives in personal and positive ways.   Too, he has always been an adored son, grandson, brother, uncle, father and grandfather, becoming the patriarch of the Jaramillo family and being there in times of support. 


Included here are both a small composite of photographs and a list of accomplishments, which will be woven to tell the story of Arturo’s life and triumphs.




Arturo’s Early Years in Chimayo


The precious world he witnessed: La vida en norte New Mexico




Arturo Jaramillo’s life is the personification of deep cultural roots, devotion to family and duty to community.  He was born on November 9th, 1931, in Santa Fe, NM, to my mother’s oldest sister, Laura Jaramillo Sisneros.  A single mother who needed to continue her work in Santa Fé, Laura turned over custody of her precious baby to her parents, my grandparents, Hermenejildo and Trinidad Jaramillo of Chimayo.  Later Laura would raise four other children who would be lifelong close siblings to Arturo.  However, his grandparents adopted and raised Arturo as their own son.  My mother, Emma, was twelve years old at the time.  She loved and protected him her whole life as her baby brother.  Their lifetime relationship was a deep bond and loyalty; always there for one another during life’s joyous moments as well as their greatest hardships.  I would grow up to think of him as my Tio Arturo and he would have a great influence on my life.


A thoughtful person who wins the hearts of those who know him, Arturo listens to what you have to say with great focus and interest.  In a soft spoken and gracious manner, he talks about how blessed he is to have the life he has led.  His early experiences would shape Arturo’s goals as a charitable advocate for his beloved norte New Mexico.  Born with an outgoing personality as well as a genuine compassion for people, he would hold close to his heart the old traditions and richness of his heritage, unique in this country. 




Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:38

Four Generations of Santa Fé Gringos

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Mike Lord, Grace Davis, Anders Lettie and Rachel Lord.

Photo by Kathy Lord

April 21, 2012

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