Friday, April 20, 2018

Ludlow Massacre

(Wikipedia) The Ludlow Massacre was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. About two dozen people, including miners' wives and children, were killed. The chief owner of the mine, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was widely criticized for the incident.
The massacre, the culmination of an extensive strike against Colorado coal mines, resulted in the violent deaths of between 19 and 26 people; reported death tolls vary but include two women and eleven children, asphyxiated and burned to death under a single tent. Continued

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abandoned house Trementina New Mexico
Trementina, New Mexico

Thursday, April 19, 2018

White Horse surrenders

white horse kiowah
(Texas Day by Day) On this day in 1875, Kiowa chief White Horse (Tsen-tainte) and a group of followers surrendered at Fort Sill, Indian Territory.
White Horse had gained considerable notoriety during the early 1870s for his raids on Texas settlements, and was considered the "most dangerous man" among the Kiowas.
He participated in the Warren wagontrain raid in May 1871 and in the second battle of Adobe Walls in June 1874. Continued

Postal Service: Pie Town will keep full postal services

Post office, Pie Town, New Mexico 1940 (Library of Congress)
PIE TOWN, N.M. (AP) The Postal Service is providing assurances that it is committed to providing full services in Pie Town, a tiny western New Mexico community where the current post office is closing.
Postal Service spokesman Peter Hass says operations are being temporarily suspended at the current location because of a loss of lease but he says officials are working to move the services to a new location. Continued

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rivera's Body Shop

Tucumcari, New Mexico

West Texas Landscape painter born in Milford

(TSHA) Harry Carnohan, artist and critic, was born on April 18, 1904, in Milford, Texas, the second of three sons of William George and Maie (Rogers) Carnohan. He grew up in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas after moving there with his family at an early age.
He studied art under Vivian Aunspaugh and Frank Reaugh. He continued his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, where in June 1926 he was awarded the Bryan Lathrop Traveling Fellowship for study in Europe. He spent the next 4½ years studying in Paris and other major European art centers. During this period he studied for a year with the influential modernist teacher André L'Hote and exhibited his work at the Salon d'Automne in Paris (1927).
Following his European sojourn Carnohan returned to Dallas, where he became active in the Dallas Nine, a circle of regionalists. Continued

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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abandoned homestead Trementina new mexico
Trementina, New Mexico

Santa Fean wins Pulitzer for “Prairie Fires”

(Santa Fe New Mexican) As a girl, Caroline Fraser invested a chunk of her childhood into reading and re-reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books.
It proved time well spent.
Fraser, who lives in Santa Fe, won a coveted Pulitzer Prize Monday for her biography of Wilder, titled Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Continued

Monday, April 16, 2018

Country Churches: San Rafael

San Rafael RC Church, Trementina, New Mexico (San Miguel County)
Trementina, New Mexico


(Wikipedia) Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.
Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices.
She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Continued

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Historians Versus the Genealogists

My great grandmother standing under portraits of my great-great grandparents.
(NYTimes) ... History and genealogy, after all, are two radically divergent takes on the past. The first says, “This matters.” The second says, “This matters to me.” Continued