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Guanajuato and Queretaro, Mexico are a wealth of Spanish
NEW MEXICAN HISPANIC CULTURE PRESERVATION LEAGUE
LA VERDAD CON ORGULLO
NOVEMBER 2 0 1 1
Guanajuato and Queretaro, Mexico are a wealth of
Spanish Provential History and Culture.
By: S. Pauline Anaya
It was quite an eye opener when I joined a group
from the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of
Commerce on their trade and tourism mission to the
remarkable cities in the heart of Mexico,
Guanajuato-Leon and Queretero, as well as San
Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hildago and
surrounding areas. Guanajuato is three hours from
Mexico city by car. The population of Guanajuato is
approximately 153,300, with temperate climate of an
average of Hi 76 Lo 58 degrees. The city is 7,037 ft
above sea level. The early Spanish history is every
where spoken of with respect and acknowledgement,
of what “Los Españoles” brought and contributed.
The Rayas Mine, discovered by Juan Rayas, a
muleteer, in 1550, was the first mine and one of the
richest in Guanajuato. Its 1400 foot mineshaft is
considered one of the longest in the world. What a
treat to find that in order to get to the historic part of
Guanajuato, you can only access it through the mine
shafts which are tunnels allowing access running
underneath the city, quite a remarkable thing. There
are many mines throughout the area, with
remarkable stories, such as the Valenciana Mine, the
most productive mine in the city, and still in
operation. At the end of the eighteenth and the
beginning of the nineteenth century, this mine
produced two-thirds of all the silver from
Guanajuato that was exported to Spain and Asia.
The silver from the Valenciana mine helped support
the Spanish Empire and its providences. In 1775, the
construction of the Church of San Cayetano or
“Valenciana” was begun near the Valenciana Mine,
and the church was completed in 1788. Built of pink
quarry stone, features three wooden alter pieces
covered in gold leaf.
Catholic religious celebrations and festivities have
been central to the people of the Guanajuato region.
Everywhere one looks you will see the tops of
amazing shrines and cathedrals, built beginning at
the arrival “de los Españoles.”
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A short list of churches: 1) Shrine del Christo Rey,
crowns the mountain Cerro del Cubilete, (8,530 ft)
above sea level, and marks the geographical center of
Mexico, and is seen from all angels, for miles.
2) Mineral de Cata Shrine, begun in 1709-1789 it was
custsomary for miners to build chapels at work sites to
fulfill their religious needs.
3) Collegiate Basilica de Nuestra Sr. de Guanajuato,
begun in 1671-1696. It is one of the finest examples of
seventeenth century mannerist-baroque architecture. In
its interior one as the antique figure of the Virgin,
patron of Guanajuato, which was a gift from King
Charles I and his son, Phillip II of Spain.
4) Church of La Compaños de Jesús, 1747-1765, is of
Golden Age architecture, (Spanish Baroque) design of
Nuevo España.
5) Iglesia de Hospitalis, 1560, built to assist Tarascan
natives.
6) Santa Casa, dedicated to the veneration of St. John
the Baptist.
7) San Cayetano or Valenciana 1775-1788.
8) San Diego 1763-1780, an important example of
Churrigueresque architecture.
9) San Francisco 1792. 10) San Javier, 1750.
11) San José a beautiful chuch
12) San José Santiago 1854 built on the banks of the
river.
13) Santa Maria de la Asunción, 1873
14) Pardo, built early 17th century dedicated to the
Virgin of Guadalupe.
Be mindful that these are in Guanajuato, and 25 miles
away in Leon, are another large number of churches.
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President Melvyn Montano’s Message
Blessed THANKSGIVING!
The NMHCPL has been working on many
projects in October. We were involved in
the Spanish Heritage Event at St. Charles
School on October 14 th. Orae Dominguez,
Richardo Qiuntana and myself represented
the NMHCPL. Richardo spoke to the students
at the school about the contributions the
Spanish made in the Western Hemisphere,
Orae answered questions about the Spanish
in New Mexico and the other States in
America. Both Orae and Richardo were
dressed in Spanish period attire. All students
at St. Charles School passed through the
exhibits prepared by all the students at the school.
I had the good fortune to speak with the sixth grade students, before the
event, and address some of the questions they prepared in order to plan the
event. It was a delight to see the fire in their eyes as they heard the answers
to their questions and began to understand what occurred many generations
ago. St. Charles School has a large population of Hispanic students.
Another project in which we have been involved is obtaining testimonial
statements from the six students from St. Alice's Parish in Mountainair who
traveled to attend the Pope Benedict XVI,World Youth Conference in Madrid,
Spain. We arranged an interview with Celine Baca Radigan, the
communications Director for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Orae filmed the
interview. These students worked for three years doing all kinds of work,
selling self made religious items, and raising funds to attend. No other group
in New Mexico raised their own money to go to Spain. These students are
descendants of the original settlers in the area and live in one of the poorest
areas in the country. What they accomplished is a miracle. Their mission was
to present the Pope with a letter petitioning him to canonize Queen Isabel of
Spain.
Our congratulations to S. Pauline Anaya for her appointment to the Board of
the Cervantes Institute. Good works result in great opportunities.
The NMHCPL is preparing a letter to the American Council on Education to
reprint the ACE Report of 1944 which mandated the revision on all textbooks
regarding Spanish history because of the biases, and inaccurate portrayal of
the Spanish and their accomplishments. The result of which was the Black
Legend, "La Leyenda Negra" a world wide denigration of the Hispanic culture.
Our NMHCPL has acquired a National and International reputation for it's
efforts in telling the truth of our Hispanic Culture. This recognition comes
proactive participation in issues we cherish and act upon. To talk about how
we have been denigrated is easy, but to do something about takes
commitment and involvement. If one doesn’t participate, than one can’t
complain! Your sincere belief in our mission has come through your
membership and participation in our annual banquet as well. Please continue
joining with us in making a difference. The sacrifice of paying dues does help
us meet monthly costs for newsletters and postage. A few still need to send
dues for this year. We look forward to your continued supports.
NMHCPL BOARD
President
Melvyn Montano
797-2015
First Vice President
S. Pauline Anaya
242-6582
Second Vice President
Samuel Dominguez
Secretary
Ruben M. Salaz
Treasurer
Ricardo Quintana
Sergeant at Arms
Daniel Antonio Herrera
President Emeritus
Conchita Lucero
Board Members
Samuel Delgado
Orae Dominguez
Angela Salazar
Honorary Board
Socorro Aragon
Eva Torres Aschenbrener
Pauline Chávez Bent
Sheldon Hall, Honorary Council to
Spain
Adele Baca Hundley
Jeff Romero Attorney at Law
Ed Romero, Past Ambassador to
Spain
Corina Santistevan
Website
Orae Dominguez
Newsletter staff
Editor S. Pauline Anaya
Prayer Requests:
To all Happy THANKSGIVING !
Our Troops, our youth and answers to
our personal petitions. Remember All
Saint’s Day, Nov. 1
We are all thankful for our Blessings!!
President,
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15) Church of Belen, 1727, the Bethlehemite Order sought
funds for a hospital with a hospice/convent.
16) San Sebasstian 1782.
17) Shrine of Guadalupe built in the eighteenth century.
Centro Fox is located just 15 minutes outside of
León, Mexico, in the town where he grew up, and has
built a state-of-the-art library perfect for events,
conferences and educational forums. The Centro is
located in Rancho San Cristobal. See the AHCC
group from Albuquerque, NM, below who enjoyed.
18)) San Roque 1726 next to a fine town square. The
square has been the stage for the short comic plays known
as Entremeses Cervantinos since 1953 as a tribute to
Spanish Miguel Cervantes. These plays gave rise to the
International Cervantes Festival in 1971.
This visit allowed us visitors to see how Guanajuato’s
enthusiastic residents have made the city a stage for
artistic and cultural events. The city has earned a
reputation for events such as Cervantino Festival. This
annual event is the most important artistic and cultural
festival in Mexico and in all Latin America. It has been
held annually in October without interruption since 1972
and it has as its stage the city of Guanajuato. The
International Cervantes Festival Showcases the best in
classical, popular and folk music, opera, theater, dance,
visual arts and film. These art forms take over the city of
Guanajuato, converting it into a center of artistic
pilgrimage for thousands upon thousands of visitors that
come from all over Mexico and the world. Truly a fiesta
for the mind and the senses. Guanajuato founded in 1546
and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
It is a remarkable experience to participate within a
historic city with evenings of cultural richness very rarely
enjoyed at this caliber, any where in the world.
León (de Los Aldama) was founded in 1576 by Viceroy
Don Martin Enriquez de Almanza as a defense stronghold
against attacts by the Chichimeca tribe, located about 25
miles from Guanajuato, where today with beautiful
colonial buildings is known as the “Shoe Capital of the
World” as a large concentration of factories produce shoes
and leather goods for the international markets.
San Miguel de Allende, founded in 1542 by Friar Juan de
San Miguel and played an important role in the protection
of the Silver Road and as an agricultural & commercial
supplier for northern mining centers. It is the new
Cultural Heritage for Humanity, was declared on July 7,
2008 by the UENSCO and will conserve its unique life
style with an artistic & cultural ambience. Many local
customs and traditions from its colonial past have been
preserved, and is a beautiful historical colonial city.
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Fox Hacienda Center, lunch in patio
.
Santiago de Querétero, founded in 1531 a name
granted to it by the grand Duke of Alburquerque, in
1656 confirmed by King Felipe V in 1712 and also
considered the third most important city of the
viceroyalty during the 18th century has magnificent
Spanish provincial architecture. Declared by
UNESCO a world heritage site. El Templo y
Convento de la Cruz and el Templo de Santa Rosa de
Viterbo are of beautiful baroque architecture, with
valuable altarpieces made be artists from the
provincial (colonial) period. In 1726 an aqueduct was
constructed and completed in 1735 with 74 arches
running 1400 yards and some reach up to 75 feet
above current street level. This aqueduct brought
drinking water into the city. A battle between the
Spanish and the natives, than an eclipse happened in
which Santiago on white horse, carrying a pink cross
caused the natives to surrender. A painting depicting
this battle hangs in the Convento Santa Cruz.
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Painting of Santiago with Pink Cross, Queretaro.
Thanksgiving? It was not our holiday...
By: Pauline Chavez Bent
During our grade school years in Atarque, NM
we'd be all excited about going back to school in
September and just about when we were really into
the swing of things, the Thanksgiving break would
begin. What a bummer! We did not like it; like what
was there to do for four days? The weather was
usually nasty so playing outdoors was not an option.
NOTE: This EMAIL link is A Guide for researchers
to find Spanish documents of New Mexico:
http://libguides.unm.edu/content.php?
pid=208470&search_terms=colonial
The Center for Southwest Research (CSWR) is
the Special Collections area of Zimmerman Library,
University of New Mexico. Included in the holdings of
the Center are several collections of Spanish and
Mexican era documents for New Mexico and the wider
New Spain region. There are several places to search
for these holdings, which include books, microfilm, and
manuscript collections. See above email for a valuable
link.
http://libguides.unm.edu/content.php?
pid=208470&search_terms=colonial
SAN MARTIN CABALLERO (St. Martin of Tours)
Born 313AD, in Hungary during the late Roman
Empire, and was pressed into service to the Roman
Army, where he became a centurion. One day while
riding his horse, he chanced upon a near naked beggar
an cut his coat in half to give a poor man a covering.
That night he had a dream in which the beggar
appeared to him as Jesus, so he quit the army and
became a monk in Italy. He
was later promoted to
Bishop of Tours in France,
but always lived a simple
life and gave a great deal
to charity, thus San Martin
is a patron saint of those
who helps strangers, of
soldiers and horses. His
shrine a famous stopping
point for pilgrams on the
road to Santiago de
Compostelo. His father
was a senior officer in the
Roman Army, in the
Imperial Horse Guard, stationed in Pavia, Italy
PRAY FOR OUR SOLDIER and Veterans!
and our Veterans here and around the world!
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One year my two aunts took matters into their
hands--and through their ingenuity they made
Thursday and Friday not only a fun time for us
but also a learning experience. They asked the
teacher for the use the schoolroom to set up a
program for the kids. The older girls were
assigned the reading program for the younger
kids, also art projects with colored paper and
bead work. The older boys set up a "store" with
empty cans, such as coffee, tomatoes etc. and boxes
such as Mother Oats, items that had been saved
through the summer for that purpose. The boys built
a counter and shelves and the "Country Store" was
open for business. But before it opened, money had
to be made and all of us helped to make it out of
cardboard and paper; pennies, nickels, dimes etc,
also one and five dollar bills. A tablet was provided
where one could charge their purchases. Each
student was given a sum of "money" to spend and
thus math skills were taught.
The fun part was the play my aunt Perfilia put on
for us, I can still see and hear her as she walked
back and forth chanting, "Hoy hago el vino, manana
cueso el pan, que ajena esta la reina, yo me llamo
baraby" portraying what we called "El
Rompeteleskin". Another skit was about
"La Jurupianita" a counter part of El Coco, the
message was loud and clear; You better behave
or watch out for La Jurupianita... Happy Thanksgiving!
New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. If
your have interests on subjects that range from
preservation of material culture, arts and cultural
districts, maintaining cultural resources, sacred
gathering places, trails, museums, the reality of
economics and politics on preservation, education,
etc. your involvement may help preservation of our
valuable heritage. Contact Tom Chavez, at
[email protected] or visit:
www.nmhistoricpreservation.org
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NM Historic Preservation Div., Celebrate
the New Deal's legacy in New Mexico with a dozen
events scheduled through December 6.
The National New Deal Preservation Association
reports that conservation work on the seven murals in
Ilfeld Auditorium at N.M. Highlands Univ. in Las
Vegas is completed.
Steve Prins, SF art conservator, started this project
some years back and first had to remove 5-6 coats of
white paint covering the murals entirely. After that was
completed, the murals then needed to be conserved
(repaired, touched up, etc.) and that has been done
thanks to funding from the Stockman Family
Foundation. An eighth mural is missing from its
original site and the association hopes someone will
come forth with it. The association is talking with the
university about having an art student contest to select
a replacement image for that site. The following will be
presentation
Nov. 3 Farmington NM Assoc. of Museums
Annual Conference Best Western Inn & Suites
“New Deal Collaboration” 1:30-2:45
Nov. 4 Tucumcari Old Train Station/New
Mainstreet Facility Arrival of old Steam Train
at the Station Various Programs including our
FSA Traveling Photo Exhibit
Dec. 6 Santa Fe Meem Room—History Museum
“New Deal History in New Mexico 9:30 Primarily
for new History Museum Docents
Contact: Kathryn Flynn, 505-690-5845,
[email protected]
A Nomination is being created to focus on:
The proposed Guadalupita/Coyote Historic District
commemorates a cultural landscape representing a
traditional land grant community in Mora County.
Permanently settled in 1851, its heritage is derived
from its agricultural, residential, commercial,
mining and religious roots; it has changed little in the
last 150 years.
More than two years have been invested in researching
and writing the nomination, which will be considered
by the Cultural Properties Review Committee at its
next meeting.
View the nomination and related documents
explaining the more than 8,000-acre district.
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The purpose of the Speaker's Series is to present historical
and cultural information to the Corrales Historical Society
membership and the general public. Some speakers are
presented in conjunction with the New Mexico
Humanities Council and the Historical Society of New
Mexico . On Thurs. Nov. 17, 2011, Speaker:
Francisco Osuna, title, “Vaqueros: Knights of the
Americas- The True Heritage of the Cowboy - The Story
Across Two Continents.” NOTE: Historic Old San
Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road in Corrales. All
lectures are open to the public, free and require no
reservations. The Old Church is handicapped accessible.
For further information, Contact: Speaker Series
Chairperson or call (505) 890-5583.
National Hispanic Cultural Center. Albuquerque.
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company
November 10-12, 2011 at 7 pm - Thurs. 8pm Fri & Sat. at
the Albuquerque Journal Theatre $20, $30, $40 with $5
off for students, seniors and NHCC members
Yjastros is the first professional American touring
company presenting flamenco in truerepertory
format. The performers, under the direction of Joaquin
Encinias, are recognized internationally. Yjastros presents
breathtaking flamenco choreographies created for the
companyby some of the finest flamenco artists in the
world.
Nov. 8 Santa Fe School of American Research
“ New Deal Treasures in New Mexico” 3 p.m.
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Corrales Historical Society: Speaker Series
El Camino Real International Heritage Center.
Don't miss out on celebrating New Mexico's Centennial,
100 years of Statehood, attend the lineup of activities on
Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. The
Centers Reenactors, Volunteer re-enactors from the
region will have Union and Confederate camps at the
Center over the weekend as living history displays and
demonstrations throughout the day. At 2:30pm Saturday,
they will reenact the "Battle of Canada Alamosa" - a
nearly forgotten engagement between Union and
Confederate troops in 1861 with plenty of gun fire and
skirmishing. Bring your camera! CIVIL WAR IN NEW
MEXICO began 150 years ago this year with the arrival of
the first Confederate troops and the fall of Fort Fillmore
(near Mesilla) in July 1861. This led to the arrival of the
Sibley Brigade, the Battle of Valverde, and the Battle at
Glorietta in February and March, 1862. TheBattle of
Valverde was fought north of Fort Craig near Black Mesa
-- about 10 miles north of the Center.
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YOU’RE INVITED TO Join Us, The NMHCPL
our next meeting is to beheld at 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 call for directions
239-4335.
A MOVIE, “The Way” is a story about a father that
walks “El Camino de Santiago” of Spain/France,
with is son’s ashes. This movie was inspired by both
Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez, and is a
tribute to the 1000 year old “ Camino walked by
Pilgrims for centuries, to the grave of St. James. The
scenic views of the Camino are inspiring and
outstanding. Very much non-Hollywood supported,
so important to let others know of this great film.
AMERICAN THANKSGIVING SEASON is once
again upon us. We all have much to be thankful for, as
the graces we receive from the offerings made by our
ancestors, sustain us, giving us new opportunities each
day. Gratefulness and thanksgiving is one of the most
healing forces we can practice, and no doubt clearly
demonstrated by the perseverance of our ancestors,
taught by our Lord! Consistently expressing sincere and
heartfelt gratitude for what we have and expressed
throughout our day, will continue to open doors to
immeasurable abundance and happiness. Gods Blessing!
.
11 Veterans Day (Dias de San Martin el Caballero
25 1542 NM Proto-martyrdom of Fray Juan de
La Cruz at Tiguex
24 American Thanksgiving
30 Día de San Andrés
DECEMBER
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Honoring Spain’s Aid in the
American Revolution
A Veteran’s Day event
On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 pm, the History
Museum will honor the Spanish soldiers
of the Santa Fe Presidio who helped the
American colonies win their independence.
The Santa Fe Chapter of the New Mexico
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
will unveil a new plaque for the Palace of the
Governors commemorating those soldiers’
contributions. And former Palace of the
Governors Director Tom Chavez will speak
on “Spain’s Aid in the Independence of the
United States.” Spanish dignitaries have been
invited to join this Veteran’s Day event, which
will be followed by a reception.
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9 NM HCPL Meeting 6:30
3 St. Francis Xavier: Alburquerque
8 Immaculate Conception: Alburquerque & Las Vegas
& Tomé
NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM, Santa Fe
11/13/11, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
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NOVEMBER Feast Days
1 Día de Todos Santos (All Saints Day)
2 Día de Todas Almas (All Souls Day)
3 San Martin de Porres: Alburquerque
4 St Charles Borromeo: Alburquerque
12 San Diego Jemez~ San Diego Mission
12 San Diego: Española~Franciscan Tewa Mission
16 San Getrudes (the great): Mora
23 San Clemente: Los Lunas
24 St. Thomas Apostle : Abiquiu
25 1542 NM Proto-martyrdom of
Fray Juan de La Cruz At Tiguex
28 First day of ADVENT
Events NOVEMBER
8 1643 Don Diego deVargas ~Birthday
Museum Shop Year End Sale: Costume and variety of
great unique items. November 26-27, 10am– 5pm
334 Los Pinos Road Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-2261 Sale is in conjunction with the annual
La Cienega Studio Tours
14th Annual Old Town Alburquerque Holiday Stroll,
Firday, Dec.2 2pm-9pm: This could be a great time to
highlight the NMHCPL by providing some kind of
activity or refreshments. But come and enjoy music 6:00
Lighting of Christmas Tree and Santa Parade.
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23rd Annual Winter Spanish Market——
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 6:00pm-9:00pm
Santa Fe Community Convention Center tickets are
$25 for Society members, $40 non-members. Please call
505-982-2226 Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Market
Hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 Market Hours
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Santa Fe Community Convention
Center, S.F, NM Free to the public The Winter Market
will showcase thework of more than 100 Hispanic artists.
“Santa Fe Holiday Homes Tour®”
December 3rd, 2011 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
As a special Winter Market Week event, on Saturday
there will also be a Holiday Home Tour of four
spectacular Santa Fe homes decorated forHolidays. The
home tour will be open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and
will offer a shuttle service from/return to the Convention
Center at ticketed times. Tickets for both the Home
Tour and the Christmas Tea are $40 each, with a special
price of $75 for both events). Call 505-982-2226, Ext.
103 for tickets.
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 Market Mass 8:00 AM
A special Market Mass will be celebrated at the St.
Francis Cathedral Basilica at 8:00 AM on Sunday
morning and the public is invited to see the blessing of the
Spanish Market art and artists. A procession from the
Cathedral will follow, led by a Mariachi band. Sunday,
December 4th, 2011Market Hours 9:30 am – 3:00 pm PM
Winter Spanish Market is held at
the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe,
NM. Free to the public. For more information call
505-982-2226 or on line for more info.
“Traditional English Christmas Tea”
December 4th, 2011 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:305:00 PM As another special Winter Market Week
event, on Sunday a wonderful Traditional Christmas Tea
to be held at the Historic Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don
Gaspar, Santa Fe with two seatings, one from 1:30 – 3:00
PM and the second from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.
All guests will be encouraged to dress in “their finery” for
the tea, but it is not required. Tickets for both the Home
Tour and the Christmas Tea are $40 each, (with a special
price of $75 for both events). Call 505-982-2226, Ext.
103 or on line for more info.
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The New Mexico Genealogical Society
presents Larry Castillo Wilson who will discuss
El Camino Real: 12,000 Years of Migrating DNA
Larry Castillo Wilson will describe the route of the
Camino Real as a 12,000 year migratory corridor.
He will begin with a thought experiment and theory
that the Rio Grande was a primary route for the
migration of indigenous people into Mexico and
South America after they reached the Americas via
the Bering Strait. He will describe the courage and
spirit of adventure of the Hispanic settlers who
migrated to Mew Mexico in 1598 with Oñate, and
the even greater courage of Hispanics who moved
back into New Mexico after the re-conquest of the
area by Diego de Vargas in 1693.
Mr. Castillo Wilson then will provide an account of
Anglo Americans who migrated down the Santa Fe
Trail and used the Camino Real to settle throughout
New Mexico during the Territorial Period. He will
conclude with the story of his discovery of the 1848
inscription of Juan Salas along the historic trail and
his genealogical research, assisted by Rober
Baca,"to find our more about this person. "This
program is free and open to the public.
Questions?
Call (505) 796-0376 or email
[email protected]
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center
of N.M.
(HGRC). General Membership Meeting will be
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, 10:00AM at Lourdes Hall,
Room 136, Archdiocese of Santa Fe Campus,
Albuquerque. FEATURED Speaker:
Dr. Joseph Sanchez, Historian. Title: “From
Mexico City to Santa Fe: A Historical Guide to the
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. This is also the
title of his new book on the history of Spaiin in
North America. In 2005 Dr. Sanchez was inducted
into the Orden de Isabel la Catolica, Spain’s highest
civic honor conferred on a foreigner. The book
mentioned above will be for sale after the meeting
for $18.95.
Dr. Sanchez is presently the
superintendent of the Petroglyph National
Monument in Albuquerque, west side.
The Petroglyphs was once land owned by the
former Atrisco Land Grant which was sold to the
National Park Service, in order to preserve and
protect the Petroglyphs for future generations to
study and enjoy.
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New Mexican Hispanic Culture
Preservation League
Old Town Station, P. O. Box 7956
Alburquerque, New Mexico 87194
Non Profit 501 (c) (3) organization
Mission Statement :
The mission of the New
Mexican Hispanic Culture
Preservation League it to
Preserve the heritage,
Spanish language and the
history of Hispanic New
Mexico, to promote the
education and
understanding of the
contributions of Hispanics
to the development of New
Mexico and the nation, to
protect the history of the
New Mexican Hispanic
heritage and culture. To
achieve this mission, we will
seek the TRUTH of our
heritage and history, and
re-store the TRUTH and
PRIDE of our New Mexican
Hispanic Culture
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Blessings to you and family at this
THANKSGIVING SEASON!!
November 2011
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