Monday, October 24, 2016

Blackwater Draw Museum set for move

(Clovis News Journal) The Blackwater Draw Museum, once located between Clovis and Portales on U.S. 70, officially closed its doors early in September after more then 46 years. Its artifacts, dating back an estimated 13,000 years, will soon find a new home at Portales’ Eastern New Mexico University. Continued

Old House 40

Ragland, New Mexico

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Vern Stephens

(Wikipedia) Vernon Decatur Stephens (October 23, 1920 – November 3, 1968) was an American shortstop in professional baseball who played 15 seasons in the American League for four different teams.
A native of McAlister, New Mexico, Stephens batted and threw right-handed. He was also nicknamed "Pop-up Stephens", "Junior", and "Buster."
One of the strongest-hitting shortstops in major league history, Stephens compiled a .286 batting average with 247 home runs and 1174 RBI in 1720 games. Continued

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cowboys and Gangsters: Stories of an Untamed West

(True West) In Cowboys and Gangsters: Stories of an Untamed West (TwoDot Publishing, $16.95) Samuel K. Dolan refutes the idea that the frontier of the American Southwest ended sometime during the 1890s. 
In the early 1900s, the peace officers of the Southwest were, in many cases, the same men who had dealt with Apache raiders, outlaws and banditos of earlier times. Continued

Ozark Trail Marker, Tulia, Texas

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Women on the Mother Road

Blue Swallow Motel, owned by Lillian Redman through most of 66's heyday.
"The Women On The Mother Road: Route 66 Web-site and Oral History Project is creating a public history record that sheds light on diverse women’s experiences within  a specific but varying geography and over several decades. The time period covered by Route 66’s history from its inception in 1926 to its demise in 1985 and then to its ongoing rebirth represents a national steady march forward for women on all fronts including the domestic, political, social and economic spheres of their lives.  The oral histories gathered fit into this wider women’s history context." Continued

Thursday, October 20, 2016

James F. Hinkle

(Wikipedia) James Fielding Hinkle (October 20, 1864 – March 26, 1951) was an American politician and the sixth Governor of New Mexico.
... He served as a member of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners from 1891 to 1893 and also served as a member of the New Mexico Territorial House of Representatives from 1893 to 1896. He became a member of the New Mexico Territorial Senate in 1901 and served as a member of the Lincoln County Board of Equalization from 1901 to 1911. He served as the mayor of Roswell from 1904 to 1906. Continued

Country Churches: First United Methodist of Happy, Texas

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thomas Mabry

(Wikipedia) Thomas Jewett Mabry (October 17, 1884, Carlisle County, Kentucky – December 23, 1962, Albuquerque, New Mexico) was a New Mexico politician and judge, who was Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court (1939–46) and the 14th Governor of New Mexico (1947–51). Mabry attended the University of Oklahoma and the University of New Mexico School of Law. He settled in Clovis, New Mexico, where he practiced law and published the local newspaper. He was a member of the New Mexico Constitutional Convention in 1910. Continued

Lawrence Road

Just north of Happy, Texas.