Jerry Kerr

Jerry Kerr

I moved to Santa Fe in 1973 from Maryland. I lived in Madrid from 1975 through 1979 when I returned to Santa Fe. I have a degree and graduate work in American Studies. i worked at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology when i first came to New Mexico, also worked in Santa Fe at the old downtown SteakSmith and was an office manager for Sutin, Thayer & Browne Law Firm in the early 80's. I moved back to Maryland in 1984 and worked for a regional bank as an administrator for 27 years. I have now returned to Santa Fe as of Cinco de Mayo last year for permanent residency and retain an avid interest in the history of the American West and my adopted home town of Santa Fe in particular.  

Saturday, 12 October 2013 19:50

Matias Rivera

Friday, 22 February 2013 18:27

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.

Friday, 22 February 2013 18:13

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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