Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:38

Four Generations of Santa Fé Gringos

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Mike Lord, Grace Davis, Anders Lettie and Rachel Lord.

Photo by Kathy Lord

April 21, 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:35

Three Santa Fé Treasures

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Connie Hernandez, Grace Davis and Adelina Ortiz de Hill.  Inspirations for Voces de Santa Fé.

Photo by Mike Lord

April 21, 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012 02:29

Espanola

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Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:12

St. Francis Basilica Tetragrammaton

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There are a lot of stories floating around about this inscription over the main door of the Cathedral. The following from a blog by David B. Williams covers what I have heard:

While there are some features of the Northern New Mexico experience which have transformed or even diminished in recent years, there are those treasured aspects of the culture  which have endured and should be preserved.  Some of these include the food created from locally grown produce such as the chilé; the distinctive dialects as differentiated from one Spanish-speaking town to another, reflecting the uniqueness of the people in each community; and certainly the arts such as the music, again a story of the people's experiences and life-journeys.   

Long adored for her passion and her talent, and now appreciated for her contribution to that notion that we must not forget from where we came, is 89-year old  Antonia Apodaca.  Antonia was born into a family of musicians in Rociada, NM. A talented guitarist and songwriter and a dynamic button accordion player, she has an extensive repertoire of traditional Hispanic tunes and songs from Northern New Mexico that she learned from her parents and uncles.

If you know  Antonia's music, you know how special she is to Northern New Mexico.  If you are hearing about her for the first time, Voces de Santa Fé is proud to introduce her, as it is the goal of this website to honor and preserve the traditions of our families.

La música de Antonia Apodaca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKN_HUeyp1o&feature=related

 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:24

When Santa Fe Made Its Own Beer

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 The Santa Fe Reporter , August 6, 1986

Open Door

Charles A. Hannaford and Mike Taylor

When Santa Fe Made Its Own Beer

By 1873 there was an all-time high of 4,131 commercial beer breweries in the United States and almost every town of any consequence had its own brewery and its own beer.  And Santa Fe – even though it was just the capital of a frontier Territory and not even part of a state - was no exception.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:40

The La Fonda Bell Tower

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This photograph shows construction in progress of the La Fonda Bell Tower, circa 1926. The bell tower was designed by John Gaw Meem. This photograph appeared in the book "From Every Window: A Glimpse of the Past" published by the La Fonda. A very special thanks to Jennifer Kimball (Chairman of the La Fonda) and John Rickey (General Manager of the La Fonda) for their permission to publish this photo here on Voces de Santa Fe.

 

The Lone Ranger is currently being filmed in New Mexico and Santa Fé.

To discuss this movie as well as film making in New Mexico, join to discuss.

 

Monday, 16 April 2012 17:20

Fischer Brewery's Terrace on East Palace Avenue

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For years I've been looking for a photograph of the Fischer Brewery and have just discovered two.  This photo is of the entertainment side, with the bowling alley, salon and outdoor porch.  The brewing was done in the 2 story building just visible to the right.  It is credited to Adolph Fischer and, based on the Sanborn 1902 map description 'Dilapidated, being used as a residence' I would estimate the date between 1902 and 1906, when it was demolished to make room for the Renehan's Willows.  It must have been a Santa Fe hotspot, a rural retreat where one could have a beer overlooking the Santa Fe river, listen to live music and bowl in what I believe was Santa Fe's first bowling alley.

Photo by Adolph Fischer

1902-1905

Sunday, 15 April 2012 22:38

Bruns General Hospital

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Times have certainly changed.  Can it be that hospitals once provided you with the means to light your frajo?

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