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Posts Tagged ‘Old Times & Old Timers’

by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

Giovanni Maria Deagostini

Who was El Ermitaño, & Who Killed Him?

That a man who was called El Solitario or El Ermitaño lived in New Mexico around the middle years of the 19th century is certainly a fact. He was well-known in the Las Vegas area where he lived in the mountains—Hermit’s Peak near town is named for him—and in the Las Cruces/Mesilla area where he lived in a cave in the Organ Mountains east of town.Read the rest

 

by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

Historical Society of New Mexico

The Historical Society of New Mexico was created when group of men met in Santa Fe on December 15, 1859. That early date probably makes the Society the oldest west of the Mississippi.

Among those present at that meeting were Colonel John Grayson, Charles P. Clever, Facundo Pino, Jose Guadalupe Gallegos and Kirby Benedict. These were important men: Grayson was a U.Read the rest

 

by Don Bullis

New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers

Three Spies Stole Los Alamos Secrets

Not many folks around today remember the name, David Greenglass, and a report of his death at 92 in the Albuquerque media recently likely went unnoticed by most. Even so, he left an indelible mark on 20th century New Mexico history. He was one of the three best known spies at Los Alamos during the 1940s development of the atomic bomb at the Manhattan project there.Read the rest