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The past 100 years, Jan. 4, 2019

January 4, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Jan. 4, 1918: Pioneer Trainer Of Race Horses, Who Picked Tod Sloane, Has Run Course

William H. Kerr, Lover Of Dogs and Horses, Sportsman and Good Citizen Dies of Pneumonia, Result of a Hunting Trip.

In the death last night of William H. Kerr, Santa Fe has lost one of its pioneers, New Mexico one of its most prominent colored men, and the racing circles a rare horse man who enjoyed the unique distinction of putting the world’s greatest jockey, Tod Sloane, on his first race horse.

Mr. Kerr died of apoplexy in the home of his step-son, Howard Kerry, on Lower Palace Avenue. He was 65 years old. He had been ill for four weeks with pneumonia, following a duck hunting trip with a Chicago banker.

Jan. 4, 1968: Reies Lopez Tijerina and 17 of his Alianza members were in the State Penitentiary here this morning as a direct result of the murder of Rio Arriba County jailer Eulogio Salazar, a key witness in Tijerina’s upcoming trial.

Jan. 4, 1994: This weekend’s high school summit is a stumble in the right direction, some members of the Santa Fe High School community say.

Concerns they raise question whether enough notification of the summit was given the public and whether the meeting’s agenda includes enough time for members of the local community to speak.

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