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Saturday, 03 March 2012 20:18

The Martinez House

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 Denver Public Library, Digital Collection

Martinez house

Creator(s) Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
Summary The Martinez family poses in front of their adobe homeSanta FeNew MexicoOne couple stands in a second story doorway of thestructure with vigas and white stuccoOthers stand around two children seated in a carriageone man holds a baby. A woman standsin a peaked gateway of a picket fence.
Date [between 1910 and 1920]
Saturday, 03 March 2012 16:30


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I saved this from the OSSF Discussions before Facebook removed that category.

We lost one of our own today.  Frosty was a major part of my and my children's lives.  I'll miss him sorely.

Vaya con Dios, Compadre.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:58

S*** Burqueños (New Mexicans) say - Part 2

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This is all over FB right now.  Checking link functionality.




Saturday, 11 February 2012 05:22

Japanese Internment Camp History

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Friday, 10 February 2012 15:40

NM Blue Book 1933-1934

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Even in 1934 travel in New Mexico was somewhat precarious and possibly muddy.


    From New Mexico Blue Book 1933-1934, State Official Register, Issued by Mrs. Marguerite P. Baca, Secretary Of State.


State Population:


1930   423,317 (29 percent increase since 1910)

1910 (prior to statehood) 327,304



Highways in state:      Mileage


Hard Paved                127

Oiled                         1014

Gravel                       1999

Graded                      1838

Unimproved             5392






Monday, 06 February 2012 20:33

The Santa Fé Fiesta Song

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Santa Fé Fiesta Song - Spanish

Music by Billy Palau, Spanish Lyrics by Johnny Valdes, Jr.

Santa Fe, tus fiestas de septiembre
Se celebran en la capital
Con Zozobra quemando las penas
Ya las fiestas van a comenzar
Tus mujeres llenas de alegria
Pregonando van su nuevo amor
A a luz de grandes luminarias
Van cantando con placer esta cancion

Si Señor, como no, vamonos al vacilon
A bailar y gozar de esta linda poblacion

Saturday, 04 February 2012 00:04

Manuela Rivera ca. 1920

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This is my grandmother.  The picture seems to be taken by a professional photographer.  Does anyone recognize the name of the photographer.  The picture would have been taken in Santa Fe around 1920.

Friday, 03 February 2012 01:40

Sons of the Conquistadores

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Title:           Sons of the Conquistadors

Studio: Knox Productions
Year: 1941
Genre: Documentary
Director: Gordon Knox

Eloy Martinez, Hermenejildo and Trinidad Jaramillo

Location: Chimayo, Cordova, Santa Fe, Trampas, Truchas

Oscar nomination for Best Documentary (1942)

Note: In one scene, the interior of the Santurario de Chimayó was lit for the first time by electric-powered light.

This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force. It features my grandparents, Hermenejildo and Trinidad Jaramillo.


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