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Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:20

From Old Fonda to La Fonda

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From Old Fonda To La Fonda


Arthur Sott



The above photograph is from my grandfather's (Arthur Seligman) persdional collection. There is no information other than the caption "Old Fonda" written in pencil; no date, location, or photographer.

   I have been able to identify the photo as the Exchange Hotel always known by locals and in newspapers as the "old Fonda." The photo was taken from around Water Street looking northeast up Shelby street toward the pl;aza.. It was taken prior to the May 1916 leveling of the building but sometime after the hotel was well dilapidated.  I would date it as being taken between 1914 and 1916. The photo is consistent with a photo looking the opposite direction toward Water Street dated 1910 (Source unknown) shown below:

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:10

Aamodt Water Rights Case: 2015 Update

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:37

New Mexico Aerial Photos 1931

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New MexicoAerial Photos 1931


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).





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