The past 100 years

The past 100 years, July 23, 2014

July 23, 1914: Local Items — A good wash cloth and a cake of Rexall Toilet Soap improves the bath. Zook’s Pharmacy, the Rexall Store. FOR SALE — 6 room, steam heated house, barn, fruit trees, alfalfa, etc., lot 156 by 575. If sold at once, price $3000.

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  • The past 100 years, July 21, 2014

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  • The past 100 years, July 20, 2014

    July 20, 1914: The body of Representative Antonio D. Vargas, who was murdered Friday morning in Taos County near Ojo Caliente, was to arrive in the city on the D&RG train this afternoon. E.H. Baca, a relative of Mr. Vargas, gave details of the shooting: Mr. Vargas had gone to a police court to defend Vicente Sena, a stone mason, who had been charged with threatening to shoot Elias Archuleta.

  • The past 100 years, July 19, 2014

    July 19, 1964: Albuquerque — The keynote speaker at the New Mexico Democratic Convention lashed out viciously Saturday at Sen. Barry Goldwater and this week’s Republican National Convention. State Sen. Fabian Chavez, D-Santa Fe, said the Democratic Party is the party of action in the nation.

  • The past 100 years, July 18, 2014

    July 18, 1914: Cimarron — This is the time of the year when all who can, are availing themselves of the opportunity to camp in the mountains for several weeks and break away from the humid heat of city and plains.

  • The past 100 years, July 17, 2014

    July 17, 1914: Obar, N.M. — John Stiegeler who lives about four miles north of Obar reports that the water in his well has been rendered unfit for use by reason of the oil that collects on top of the water. If this is not caused by oil that has dropped from the gearing of the windmill, there must be oil in the ground and the oil smelters are getting busy.

  • The past 100 years, July 16, 2014

    July 16, 1914: Portales — Twenty-five cents a pound is the figure offered by the civic committee of the Portales Women’s Club for flies, with an offer of one dollar for the 10th pound brought in Saturday the 18th by any boy or girl of Portales. The campaign had been taken up with enthusiasm and present prospects are that several tons of flies will be swatted or trapped.

  • The past 100 years, July 15, 2014

    July 15, 1914: Las Cruces — Two valuable horses belonging to Attorney W.A. Sutherland died yesterday morning from some unexplained cause. They died within an hour or two of each other in the same corral, apparently from some sort of poisoning. One of the horses was a very valuable driving horse.

  • The past 100 years, July 4, 2014

    July 14, 1914: Roswell — Indications are that there will be two cars or more of grapes shipped out of the valley this season. The grape production is just coming into its own. The Captain Charles de Bremond grapes were badly damaged by the hail, and that cuts down the production very much as he has the largest vineyard of anyone in the valley.

  • The past 100 years, July 13, 2014

    July 13, 1914: Hope, N.M. — William Lenox and Elza White, two Roswell cadets who are spending their vacation engaged in the pleasant pastime of digging postholes on the White Ranch, are having some troubles learning to be faunal naturalists and both were visitors to local

  • The past 100 years, July 12, 2014

    July 12, 1964: Albuquerque — An Authentic Indian village will be a new feature of the 1964 New Mexico State Fair. Representatives of the Council of American Indians and Fair Manager Finlay MacGillivray signed an agreement calling for a 250- by 270-foot exhibit that will feature Indians at work at various crafts.

  • The past 100 years, July 11, 2014

    July 11, 1914: Five newspaper men cited for libel in the Rio Grande Valley this week. “Bull” Andrews might get busy and have most of the rest of us hauled before the bar of justice. — Fort Sumner Review.

  • The past 100 years, July 10, 2014

    July 10, 1914: The first work in the task of installing the $50,000 worth of improvements by the Mountain States Telephone company began on Palace Avenue today when workmen started digging holes and setting up poles.

  • The past 100 years, July 9, 2014

    July 9, 1914: Pueblo, Colo. — Seventy-five years of age, and said to be the oldest pioneer ever incarcerated in the Pueblo County jail, Mrs. Andrew Martinez, of Ignacio, Colo., was locked up here today to serve a sentence of 106 days for selling liquor to Indians.

  • The past 100 years, July 8, 2014

    July 8, 1964: Abiquiú — New Mexico’s second Benedictine monastery has been founded near here. The first is at Pecos. Named “The Monastery of Christ in the Desert,” it is now only a four-room house on 115 acres in Burns Canyon, 16 miles northwest of Abiquiú, but new construction is planned. The Rev. Ralph Pairon, pastor of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Abiquiú, said three priests from Elmira, N.Y., moved into the new monastery.

  • The past 100 years, July 7, 2014

    July 7, 1914: The road from Glorieta to Winsor’s ranch at the head of the Pecos River is practically impassable, according to reports received from motorists who essayed to make the trip in the past few days. U.S. District Court Clerk Harry F. Lee and Mrs. Lee are reported at the Mountainview Ranch with the road in such shape below that it may be weeks before it will be possible to get out their car and that of F.B. Schwentker, who with his family accompanied the Lees up the river.

  • The past 100 years, July 6, 2014

    July 6, 1914: State Engineer James A. French is at work today on the plans for the Sapello bridge at Watrous. This is a steel bridge of four 50-foot spans, with concrete floor, and will be built by the county commissioners under approval of Mr. French.

  • The past 100 years, July 5, 2014

    July 5, 1964: What officers said was a feud of many years’ duration came to a tragic climax Friday afternoon with the death of a 64-year-old Cerrillos man. Another Cerrillos resident, 79 years old, was arrested after the fatal shooting. The two men had been feuding for years over property rights, water rights and other things.

  • The past 100 years, July 4, 2014

    July 4, 1964: The New Mexican has received reports from residents in a south section of Santa Fe that dogs are being caught in steel traps then shot. It is not known exactly where the incidents are taking place, but several dogs have reportedly been killed by someone. One Santa Fe man said he was investigating various avenues that might be open to him in an effort to stop the killings. At least one incident of the trapping has been reported to Santa Fe police. The dog wasn’t killed, but was injured by the trap.

  • The past 100 years, July 3, 2014

    July 3, 1914: Las Vegas — The main stunt in the Las Vegas celebration of Independence Day will be the elaborate program arranged by Dr. W.T. Brown … . There will be a greased pig race, running races, burro races, pony races and basketball on horseback, which it is said has polo looking like a parlor amusement.

  • The past 100 years, July 2, 2014

    July 2, 1914: Cañon City, Colo. — Although nets have been stretched across the Arkansas River, near this town and scores of searchers are following the banks of the stream in the hope of finding the bodies of Miss Grace McHugh, moving picture actress, and Owen Cartez, picture machine operator, who are thought to have been drowned in Grape Creek, while staging a scene yesterday afternoon.

  • The past 100 years, July 1, 2014

    July 1, 1964: The city building inspector’s office has completed a sign survey on two streets in the city’s Historical Zone and come up with more than 30 non-conforming signs.

  • The past 100 years, June 30, 2014

    June 30, 1914: Oyster Bay, N.Y. — “I feel just bully,” said Col. [Teddy] Roosevelt as he mounted his Persian gelding and started off with his son Archie for a long canter. The former president, as a concession to his doctor, who had prescribed a four months’ rest, slept an hour later than usual this morning.

  • The past 100 years, June 29, 2014

    June 29, 1914: Silver City — Articles of incorporation have been filed for the Silver City Hotel Company with an authorized capital of $150,000. The company will erect a three-story modern hotel to be called the “Silver City Hotel,” which will cost upwards of $100,000, and will be one of the finest buildings in the Southwest.

  • The past 100 years, June 28, 2014

    June 28, 1964: The first 100 or so names of Santa Feans appearing on petitions being circulated by the moderate Republicans reads like a who’s who of the GOP in this county. The petitions, reportedly being circulated throughout the state by the moderates now fighting under the banner of William Scranton, request the state delegation to the national Republican convention to go there with an open mind. The delegation is packed for Arizona’s Sen. Barry Goldwater.

  • Our View: A cleaner park just first step

    The current cleanup of Cathedral Park is long overdue. It has been a disgrace, packed with aimless young people who — in their own words — want to hang with their homies, even if that includes public drinking, pot smoking and selling drugs.

  • Our View: Time to celebrate Spanish culture

    Anticipation is building for the 63rd annual Traditional Spanish Market, which returns this weekend to the Plaza. This year, aficionados of traditional work don’t have to wait until the booths are up and the artists are out early Saturday morning. With ¡Viva la Cultura! festivities, it’s almost as though Spanish Market begins today.

  • Our View: For Hispanics voters, preservation matters

    The common perception of environmentalists is that they are affluent and Anglo in their makeup. Minorities, so the thinking goes, aren’t as worried about the forests and wildlands, especially when there are jobs involved.

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