The past 100 years: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 24, 1919: The Santa Fe Boy Scouts have procured the use of the lot on Palace Avenue between Sheridan and Grant Avenues, which formerly was cultivated as a school garden and will use it as a Scout Garden.

County Agricultural Agent Ramirez will co-operate with the Scout officials in directing the boys in their efforts to make the garden produce 100 per cent. The boys promise to make their garden one of Santa Fe’s show places during the summer, and Santa Fe will look to the boys to make good on this promise.

May 24, 1994: Gov. Bruce King Monday reacted angrily to Lt. Gov. Casey Luna’s latest attack on the incumbent governor, calling Luna a “two-bit politician.”

Luna, in television advertisements and press releases, has criticized a 1992 land trade between King’s family business and the federal Bureau of Land Management.

The TV ads accuse King of using “insider contacts with the federal government to swap his land worth $1.7 million for Santa Fe property worth $7 million.”

King said, “I’ve worked my whole life to build up a good reputation, and I’m not going to let one two-bit politician mess it up.”

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