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by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

Albuquerque’s Indian School

The Albuquerque Indian School (AIS) served the educational needs of Southwestern Native Americans for just a bit more than 100 years; from 1881 to 1982. While much about the institution was controversial, it seems to have benefitted the Indian people much more that it harmed them.

Major B. M. Thomas, United States Pueblo Indian Agent stationed in Santa Fe, proposed an Indian boarding school in 1878.Read the rest

 

by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

New Mexico Railroads

Railroad traffic in the eastern United States dates back to the late 1820s when rail cars were horse-drawn, often on wooden rails. The first steam powered rail line came into operation about 1830 and after that there was extensive railroading in the eastern United States, notably during the American Civil War (1861-1865) in both the north and the south.Read the rest

 

by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

Catherin McCarty Antrim

A Mother Whose Son Went Wrong

“[A] lady by instinct and education”

Catherine McCarty (1829-1874), most historians agree, was born in Ireland; but if they agree to that fact, it is about all they agree on concerning the mother of New Mexico’s most famous outlaw: Billy the Kid. (No one knows for sure why Billy used the name Bonney as an alias, but some have suggested that it might have been Catherine’s maiden name.)

She made her way to the United States, probably in the late 1840s.Read the rest