The past 100 years: May 22, 2019

May 23, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 22, 1919: K.M. Chapman of the museum staff, has purchased the Spanish Methodist church and parsonage on San Francisco street to be used as studios for the many artists who are coming this summer. The church will be occupied during the summer as a studio by Albin Polasek, the sculptor. Artists John Sloan and Davoy will probably occupy the studios to be fitted out in the parsonage.

May 22, 1969: William A. Morrison, general secretary of United Presbyterian Church Board of Christian Education, says the church doesn’t intend that a portion of Ghost Ranch be given to the Alianza.

The church decided during a meeting in San Antonio, Tex., to give some land to local Spanish Americans for development.

But Morrison said that the church board now has to determine which group will get the land, and, “at no time was this intended to be the Alianza.”

May 22, 1994: When CNN sent television cameras to Santa Fe last fall, they focused on a stern-looking Debbie Jaramillo, the renegade city councilor who shot from the hip and fired phrases that made news producers sit up and scream “prime time.”

Television crews, newspaper reporters and book writers could count on Jaramillo to reel off one of her famous quotes, like the outsiders who painted downtown Plaza walls brown and kicked “the browns” out. Or she’d tell them how tourism was “killing” Santa Fe.

… Then, to the surprise of pollsters and many others, Jaramillo was elected mayor last March.

Overnight, the microscope of the media shifted its focus.

Now Mayor Jaramillo is being sought out by the national press as a successful grass-roots campaigner.

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