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1946 Nativity Play in Agua Fria revived

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Los Pastores St Francis Auditorium 1946 MNM photo Los Pastores St Francis Auditorium 1946 MNM photo

New Mexican article of 12/19/1946.  The nativity play "Los Pastores" was done through the Depression years and was featured in WPA writeups at UNM.

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William Mee

Resident of Agua Fria Village Traditional Historic Community (THC) a place of settlement since 1640, grew up by Cerrillos, N.M.  Went to SFHS, NMSU and College of Santa Fe; and later UNM.  Member of Agua Fria Village Association and Acequia Agua Fria Association.

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  • Comment Link William Mee Sunday, 15 April 2012 16:13 posted by William Mee

    So what the Works Progress Administration did is they took an unemployed administrator and put them in charge of a project. They interviewed and hired unemployed writers, photographers, musicians and radio people. So the play was written about, photographed, sheet music was developed and an audio recording done. Then a critique was done comparing Agua Fria and Belen's plays, then to Galisteo's. The national Archives and UNM house these records.

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