The past 100 years, Feb. 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 6, 1919: Henry Glenn Snodderly

Though still a student in the High School, Henry Glenn Snodderly, enlisted with two of his schoolmates in Company K at Clovis and was sent to Fort Bliss, from there being transferred to Camp Kearny, Calif., taking his place as a private. … It was there he died of pneumonia in January 1918.

Feb. 6, 1969: A bill allowing liquor sales from noon until midnight on Sunday was expected to enter the New Mexico Senate calendar today following approval Wednesday by the Senate Public Affairs Committee.

The same committee, headed by Sen. Sterling Black, D-Los Alamos, voted 6-5 in favor of letting 18-year-olds vote, but killed a bill, at the sponsor’s request, to let them drink 3.2 beer.

The Sunday sales bill was approved by a voice vote of the 11 committeemen after it was amended to allow counties or cities to reject Sunday sales by special election. The chief sponsor, Sen. C.B. Trujillo, D-Taos, said he had no objection to the modified local optioned amendment.

Feb. 6, 1994: In many areas of Santa Fe County, it is still possible to walk the land, take in the pristine scenery and imagine what it was like to be an Old West cowboy out on the range.

That unspoiled beauty is part of the pull that has attracted and continues to lure, so many people here.

Little by little — as residential subdivisions, power lines, microwave towers and other artifacts of growth invade the landscape — those open ranges and ranch lands are becoming scarcer.

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