Anne Hillerman didn’t get to see much of Santa Fe on her first trip to the city. The future author of six novels in the popular mystery series started by her father, Tony Hillerman, was in utero during her parents’ short vacation here in July 1949.

The Hillermans also were job scouting, and they moved here from Oklahoma three years later, when her father took a position with United Press International’s local bureau.

Like her father, Anne Hillerman would become a notable New Mexico journalist and author.



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