Elfego Baca Collection 1904-1945 (bulk 1934-1945)
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The University of New Mexico was established by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico in 1889. It was to be located in Albuquerque. Elias Stover was appointed the first president. The new institution opened in rented rooms as a summer normal school, June 15, 1892, beginning regular instruction on September 21st in the first building erected on the campus. In 1901 Dr. William G. Tight became president. He introduced the "Pueblo Style" architecture for the University buildings. U...
Secundino Romero was born July 1, 1869, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was educated in N.M. and Kansas. While working in the Romero family mercantile business he became active in county Republican Party politics. During his career he was clerk in the Fourth Judicial District, mayor of the Town of Las Vegas, sheriff of San Miguel County, speaker of the House and publisher of El Independiente. He died on August 20, 1929, at his ranch in Cuervo, N.M. From the description of Secundino Romero Pape...
Billy the Kid (b. Henry McCarty, September 17 or November 23, 1859, Manhattan, New York City–d. July 14, 1881, Fort Sumner, NM) was also known as William H. Bonney. He was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter. The exact date of his birth has been disputed as either September 17 or November 23. As a child he moved to New Mexico; his mother died when he was 13. As an early teen McCarty was caught steeling bread, clothing, and guns. As a result he was jailed but escaped. He later lived in ...