Mike Lord

Mike Lord

4th generation Santa Fe Gringo.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:53

Santa Fe Ski Area Prospectus - 1939

In 1938, the Santa Fe Winter Sports Club commissioned a study on the feasibility of developing a ski area at Sacate Blanco (Aspen Basin.)  WWII delayed the project for 10 years, but in 1949 the Santa Fe Ski Basin opened for business.  Part of the project was constructing a road from the bottom of the primitive ski area at Big Tesuque into the basin following the (then) Windsor Trail.  It was a far cry from the small ski hill at Hyde Park.

There is a wealth of information here - old ski photos, weather and snowfall data, maps and the roster of the 1939 Winter Sports Club.  I received the prospectus from my grandfather 40 years ago.

Please note that this is a large file (10MB) so it will take a minute or so to download before it opens.

Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:15

The Alley Theater - 1960 and 2012

Here's The Alley Theater, then and now.  Quite a contrast, que no?

Friday, 23 March 2012 17:14

Spanish Names Fade Into History

Spanish Names Fade Into History 
By Leslie Linthicum
Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer
One day last week, in between the rancheras and community announcements on KDCE radio in Española, Matthew Rivera, owner of the Rivera Family Funeral Home, delivered the news of 81-year-old Eustaquio Montoya's passing. 
The departed was preceded in death by Matias and Estefanita Montoya. 
The same morning, Johnny DeVargas of DeVargas Funeral Home announced services for Estanislao Roybal, an Arroyo Seco resident who passed away at age 92. 
He was preceded in death by Procopio and Tonita Roybal. 
Just about every day in New Mexico, another great old Spanish name passes on as a family loses a viejo.

Sunday, 18 March 2012 18:42

The Rabble

Around 1925, in response to Los Cincos Pintores, poets Alice Corbin, Witter Bynner, Haniel Long, Spud Johnson and Lynne Riggs formed their own group, The Rabelais Club, which became known as The Rabble.  Bynner did this small ad for the 1931 Santa Fe Visitors Guide.

Friday, 16 March 2012 03:46

What Was There

From Ed Romero.


From the Santa Fe New Mexican, March 11, 2012.  Promissory note images from Adelina Ortiz de Hill

Friday, 09 March 2012 04:19

Los Alamos home movies 1943 - 1945

I lived in Los Alamos  from 1947 - 1948.  Right after these movies were made.


Sunday, 04 March 2012 16:32

All Sick Burqueño Speaktionary

Courtesy of Jim Baca.  I'm lovin' it!

Saturday, 03 March 2012 16:30


I saved this from the OSSF Discussions before Facebook removed that category.

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