Jerry Kerr

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Canyon Road: The Lay of the Land

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The Scottish Rite Temple in Santa fe, NM

Sunday, 13 October 2013 01:50

Matias Rivera

Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:27

Interior of the Card House

Between 1974 and 1978, the Card House in Cerrillos, NM was a place where many a cold and hungry pilgrim settler from Madrid, as well as local Cerrillos gente,  could find a warm, sunstantial and affordable meal with a friendly smile behind the plate that was offered. That was all the doing of grace Schmitt, owner, proprietor, cook and doyenne of ths Card House Cafe back in the day.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:13

Grace Schmitt, Cerrillos treasure

Grace Schmitt moved to Madrid, NM in 1968 and remained in the area, living in Cerrillos, NM for over 40 years. She ran the kitchens at the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid, NM and the Golden Inn in Golden, NM at a time when the are was opening up to a new generation of "settlers" in south centeal Santa Fe County. In the mid-1970s, she provided safe haven at her Card House Cafe in Cerrillos, NM for many a situationally weary "Madroid" back in the day when the wind blew through the thin walls of their fragile, old balloon-frame homes that most often lacked insulation, electricity and running water. She served good, homecooked food at "peoples' prices" and often renewed faith in the human spirit fpor many a weary travelers....

 

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