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Sons of the Conquistadores

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Title:           Sons of the Conquistadors

Studio: Knox Productions
Year: 1941
Genre: Documentary
Director: Gordon Knox

Eloy Martinez, Hermenejildo and Trinidad Jaramillo

Location: Chimayo, Cordova, Santa Fe, Trampas, Truchas

Oscar nomination for Best Documentary (1942)

Note: In one scene, the interior of the Santurario de Chimayó was lit for the first time by electric-powered light.

This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force. It features my grandparents, Hermenejildo and Trinidad Jaramillo.

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Maria Montez-Skolnik


Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  



  • Comment Link ed Saiz Wednesday, 16 May 2012 22:56 posted by ed Saiz

    I am finally getting around to letting you know just how great
    this film was. It's like going back in time, and seeing my "old"
    New Mexico as it was when I was a very young child. It truly
    is great. Thank you very much.

  • Comment Link Arthur Scott Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:08 posted by Arthur Scott

    The "Target" code works and takes you to the site. However, the posted link has an extra " at the end. Think that is the problem

  • Comment Link Kent G. Hansen Saturday, 04 February 2012 20:22 posted by Kent G. Hansen

    I loved this film. It is wonderful seeing my New Mexico as it was and in many ways still is. Very, very nice!

  • Comment Link Mike Lord Friday, 03 February 2012 04:08 posted by Mike Lord

    I'll help Maria make the link work. Stay tuned.

  • Comment Link David Stephenson Friday, 03 February 2012 03:31 posted by David Stephenson

    Is this just a tease, or is there supposed to be something to see here?

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