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During nearly seventy years of writing, he published almost two dozen books. Among them were novels, essays, poetry, biographies, and histories. Sunstone Press is now bringing back into print some of these rare titles. Additionally, Jesse was one of the foremost Southwestern archeologists, and he was a first-rank photographer, as many of the illustrations in this volume although reproduced here from less than excellent sources will attest.
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For all his other accomplishments, however, Jesse Nusbaum is most closely associated with the Palace of the Governors. Rosemary L. In , she received the R. She was also the author of numerous short stories and poems which appeared in many well-known publications. Stanley New Foreword by Marc Simmons. Order from Sunstone: Taking nineteen years of research by the author, this is the story of the Civil War as the Volunteers of New Mexico lived and fought it. The last chapter gives the alphabetical list of all the New Mexico Volunteers from A to Z as found in the records of the War Department.
The march of the Colorado Volunteers and the California Column is completely covered as well as the work of these men during the war years. The New Mexico Volunteers were unjustly maligned by Edward Canby, the author said, and authors ever since have echoed his sentiments without investigating the facts. This book corrects many misconceptions that may be useful to all interested in the Civil War in New Mexico. Includes bibliography. Stanley, The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in All of F.
Stanley Order from Sunstone: Most writers are impressed by three things in the life of Clay Allison: that he had a tooth pulling bout with a dentist; that he rode the streets of Canadian, Texas, clothed only in a gun belt; and that he went back to Tennessee to marry his childhood sweetheart.
Perhaps none of these incidents are hardly capable of exciting the imagination of the intelligent reader, but they do tend to set up a curiosity about this famous Western character. Eleven years of research and thirty thousand miles of travel are the props on which the author built this story. It is not surprising that he should come up with a human being who is surprisingly capable of feats more commendable than those other Western legendary characters hit upon by most writers of Western folklore. Exciting tales of gun slingers are not always true tales.
Here we have both combined. The initial in that name does not stand for Father, as many have assumed, but for Francis, which Louis Crocchiola took, with the name Stanley, at the time of his ordination as Franciscan friar in Stanley by Jack D. Rittenhouse also from the biography , and an article on Clay Allison by Norman Cleaveland.
Records of the Spanish Colonial and early Mexican period have yielded intriguing accounts of the people involved in the early development of the mines, the difficulties they encountered along the way, and the importance of this small settlement to the history of the frontier. Although the Santa Rita mines produced a fortune to the few men willing or able to invest money in their development, it was always a difficult and hazardous undertaking.
Apaches, who inhabited much of southern New Mexico and Arizona at that time, created many problems for the miners. They had a strong influence over the success or failure of the Santa Rita mining operation. At times the hostility and depredations of these Indians overshadowed the remarkable success of the mines. Santa Rita was the center for military operations against the Apaches, and was referred to as the watchtower and guardian of the western frontier.
Helen Lundwall is a retired librarian. Ailman , and is the author of several articles on local history. Terrence Humble worked at the Santa Rita mine for 32 years, and is an authority on the history of the mine. This memoir is a descriptive narrative of the events and daily routine of tending cattle and farming the land.
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The workload was constant, seven days a week with long hours on horseback and nights spent cutting and baling hay, and the work was dangerous, especially working with the head of cantankerous bulls on a yearly basis. In addition, we grazed sixteen hundred mother cows and grew five hundred acres of alfalfa hay. There were up to nine horses in the stable, and they were always shod and ready to ride at any time. There was rarely a slack time, especially during the fall gathering of the herd.
It was arduous dirty work, but no one ever complained. The Corralitos saga was one of love, dedication and each new day brought new adventures and memories which will never be forgotten. Larry Foster worked in cattle ranching and farming all his life. He worked doing nutritional consultation for feed yards, milk producing dairy farms, swine and catfish farms for several years then returned to the Corralitos ranch to pursue his life with the tending and love of herding and care of range land beef cattle.
From the panoramic and hallowed church property, one has clear vistas of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In this most tranquil setting, members of the parish gather every Sunday morning for mass at The masses, celebrated by many revered priests and gifted musicians and vocalists over the years, are holy and serene—calm for the soul.
She is retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is the husband of Amy and the father of Amanda, Mabel, and Peter. Born the son of a homesteader in the tiny Santa Fe County farm-and-ranch community of Stanley, King decided in seventh grade to be governor of New Mexico. The story of how he accomplished that goal—three times! When King won his first Santa Fe County Commission seat in at age 29, running for office was a down-home affair. Politics was personal. But as he served in office and climbed the political ladder toward his lifelong ambition, New Mexico changed.
Meanwhile, the challenges of governing grew ever more complex. This book is rich with colorful stories as King recalls the major events of his career and conveys the human side of campaigning, governing, political deal-making, and sparring with the press. A classic tale of political intuitions spiced by New Mexico flavor as unique as Hatch green chile, Cowboy in the Roundhouse is lively reading. Poling writes fiction and true stories about the history, business, politics and daily life of New Mexico. He currently makes his home in Placitas, where the past, present, and future blend together and resonate with the peculiar harmony and dissonance known as New Mexico.
Yes—and then some, the authentic documents in this collection tell us. Cowboys, sheepherders, ranchers and all those around them in Territorial New Mexico were engaged in constant life-and-death struggles. They battled with each other and with Indians. They endured blizzards, fires, drought, floods, disease and stampeding cattle. There are also high-spirited narratives describing the taming of a good steer, adventures along the cattle trails, the retrieval of mavericks and the roundup of mustangs.
If the stories in this collection seem familiar, they are also surprisingly fresh. The resulting stories from to are rich in detail and human spirit. This collection also includes local newspaper articles, reports from New Mexico governors on the state of the livestock industry, cowboy poems, square dance calls, descriptions and drawings of cattle brands, glossaries of cowboy terms and the names of ranches in Colfax County.
She works on projects related to New Mexico history, culture and environment issues. It then moves to El Valle, a land grant village of 20 families at the base of the Pecos Wilderness, where she and her family moved in the early s seeking a more rural life. Here, during the rest of that decade and into the s, the small villages of el norte were engaged in battles on numerous fronts: protecting the integrity of traditional acequias; guaranteeing the rights of community-based foresters and ranchers to access public lands; addressing the long standing grievances of the loss of land grants; and maintaining the rural nature of communities through appropriate economic development.
Kay Matthews is a freelance journalist and editor of La Jicarita, an online journal of environmental politics. She and her partner Mark Schiller started La Jicarita in as the print newspaper of a watershed watchdog group. The paper soon expanded to investigate environmental and social justice issues all over northern New Mexico.
She lives on a farm in El Valle where she raised two children, grows fruit, vegetables, and pasture hay, and served as an acequia commissioner for many years. How could this colorful historical figure have allowed the events that brought his untimely end? Was it only political intrigue? We know President Grant had an unbridled animosity toward Custer because he helped expose the Grant administration's callous indifference to the plight of the Plains Indians.
Was Custer himself to blame?
Or was it just the unpredictable hand of destiny? This gripping blend of fact and fiction from best-selling author Romain Wilhelmsen now opens the door to the private world, and the lives and loves of the famous general, his family, his friends, and his enemies-both red and white. He also delves deeply into the psyches of the Indian chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse and their followers, whose refusal to allow the white man to herd them onto reservations precipitated the famous battle which brought many warring Indian tribes together to fight as one.
The famous battle, described in frightening detail, is the culmination of a unique and amazing journey where destiny itself is the star, leaving the reader with a lasting impression of the legendary George Armstrong Custer. His chosen career as an adventure film producer and lecturer took him on extensive travels throughout South America, Africa, Mexico and the southwestern United States. He rafted down the Amazon River, was attacked and wounded by bandits while exploring in the mountains of Columbia, is credited with discovering a pre-Inca city in the Andes Mountains of Peru, and Spanish conquistador armor he exhibited at the Southwestern Museum in Los Angeles.
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