Saturday, June 24, 2017
(Wikipedia) Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) is an American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
She once held the record for most comets discovered by an individual.
Carolyn Jean Spellmann was born in Gallup, New Mexico, United States. Continued
Friday, June 23, 2017
The leaders of the republic first voted for annexation in 1836, soon after gaining independence from Mexico, but the U.S. Congress was unwilling to admit another state that permitted slavery.
Sam Houston, commander of the Texas army during the fight for independence from Mexico and the first president of the Republic of Texas, was a strong advocate of annexation. Continued
Thursday, June 22, 2017
How Ives, a singing star as well-known in his time as Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie, came to record this ode to the sleepy village of Galisteo is a complicated tale. Continued
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
... Gross is a passionate railfan with an extensive collection of railroad antiques. He is an amateur railroad historian, photographer, modeler, and part-owner in a working railroad, the Santa Fe Southern Railway, a former branch line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway which operates between Lamy and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Continued
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Maybe the spark was something that would seem inconsequential to others.
That’s the way it was for the New Mexico authors and songwriters who are being honored this week during the Western Writers of America convention in Kansas City, Mo. Johnny D. Boggs, Paul Hutton and Jim Jones won Spur Awards, presented by the WWA for excellence in writing about the West, and Doug Figgs is being recognized as a Spur finalist. Continued
Monday, June 19, 2017
(TDbD) On this day in 1890, poet and ranchman Larry Chittenden's "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" was first published in the Anson Texas Western. Chittenden, born in New Jersey in 1862, came to Texas in 1883 and established a ranch at the foot of Skinout Mountain near Anson. An annual Christmas dance at Anson's Star Hotel, which burned in 1890, inspired his best-known poem. Continued