Maria Montez-Skolnik

Maria Montez-Skolnik


Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Saturday, 03 March 2012 20:18

The Martinez House



 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]
Monday, 06 February 2012 20:33

The Santa Fé Fiesta Song

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

Friday, 03 February 2012 01:40

Sons of the Conquistadores


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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:19

Santa Fe Fiesta, "De Vargas Day", 1921

Library of Congress

  • Title: Santa Fe Fiesta, "De Vargas Day", Santa Fe, New Mexico, ceremonies as they occurred in 1693
  • Related Names: 
       Fagerberg, Albert , copyright claimant
  • Date Created/Published: 1921.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-133424 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. No renewal found in Copyright Office.
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