Friday, 02 November 2012 01:03

LA VARA: THE NUEVOMEXICO YARDSTICK (continued)

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La Iglesia de Santa Cruz La Iglesia de Santa Cruz NMSRCA, Photo Archives
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Michael Miller

I grew up in Santa Fe in the 1950's and 60's.  I graduated from St. Mikes's in 1967. I served as Director of the New Mexico Records Center and Archives, Director of the Center for Southwest Research, UNM, and retired as Director of Research and Literary Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.  Today, I am involved in the preservation of New Mexico's environment and cultural heritage. I volunteer for a number of organizations and I am particularly interested in working with young people.  I believe that the traditional values of NM and the rich heritage passed on by our ancestors is one of the most important ways to reach out to our young people and help eliminate many of the social, economic, environmental, and political problems created in the 21st century.  Family values, culture, tradition, respect for the Earth, spirituality, preservation of our natural resources and traditional knowledge must be passed on to the next generation to help them cope with the world today.  I believe that it is the responsibility of every adult to mentor and nourish the minds of the young.  I enjoy flyfishing, bow hunting, farming, and the wonders of nature. Bibliography of published work is available on request. 

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  • Comment Link Michael Miller Monday, 12 November 2012 01:11 posted by Michael Miller

    Hi Carol,

    The church photo is 1875. The best source for photos is:
    1. Palace of the Governors, Photo Archives.
    2. NM Records and Archives, Photo Archives.
    Just Google and you will find the websites.
    Mike

  • Comment Link Caroline Friday, 09 November 2012 18:38 posted by Caroline

    Hi Mike, this is Carol Torres, what year was that picture taken of the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz?

    Do you also have pictures of the rest of the plaza in the 1940 -- to 1960'S, or know where I can find some? I think you know my parents owned the general store and feed store on the Santa Cruz Plaza.

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