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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:37

New Mexico Aerial Photos 1931

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New MexicoAerial Photos 1931

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Arthur Scott

 

   The photo above is a Southeast view over Santa Fe taken on Apr 7, 1931. Central is the State Capitol. Peak in the background left is Sun Mount.

   The photo above and those following were all taken by the U. S. Army Air Service. These are my personal scans from the Governor Seligman photo collection. Below is the Army stamp on the reverse of photos.

 

   The following two photos are Ft. Union, New Mexico and were taken August 20, 1931. Santa Fe Trail wagon tracks are clearly visible as are the Officers Quarters (rows of chimneys in foreground).

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 18:37

Early Public School Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory

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Early Public School Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory

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Arthur Scott

 

   There are several unknowns about this photo. I know my dad, Otis Seligman is third from right on the second row in the photo which was inscribed on the rear of the photo. He appears to be in the third or fourth grade, eight to ten years old. This would date the photo between 1906-1908.

   Exact location is unknown but his early schooling was in Santa Fe. There is a great diversity in this class including, based on facial features,  African-American,

Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:51

Walking Tour of Santa Fe Downtown

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The former N.M. State Historian Roberto Torres in the 1990's was asked to come up with an official history for a walking tour of Santa Fe so that tours conducted by various individuals would be consistent, accurate, and enjoyable; and wild claims in such tours as: "Billy the Kid shot at Abraham Lincoln here at this spot" would be disspelled.  Often tour guides just made up stuff to have a unique tour---such disrupetableness could fall back on the hotels, resturants, conferences and tour companies which were associated with them.  The walking tour was submitted to a City Council-appointed committee for approval and additions; and the whole "script" was tested on some actual tours.

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