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The past 100 years, Dec. 24, 2018

December 25, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Dec. 24, 1918: In the big dining room of El Ortiz at Lamy hang four quaint color wood block prints from Mexico City summarizing the four acts of “The Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” a Spanish miracle play to be given to the St. Francis auditorium of the New Museum on Christmas eve at 9 o’clock.

Dec. 24, 1968: The New Mexican will not publish on Wednesday, as the staff joins in the observance of Christmas.

Regular publication will be resumed on Tuesday.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Dec. 24, 1993: Because east-side residents didn’t put in a request this year, the city will not close off the Canyon Road area to vehicular traffic for the traditional Christmas Eve farolito display.

Residents indicated the farolitos will be lighted tonight as usual. But they are urging visitors to walk rather than drive through their neighborhood.

Jerry Cajko, president of the Eastside Historical Neighborhood Association, said, “It used to be a real neighborhood stroll. We’re going to try it without police and blinking lights and sirens.”

Steve Sandoval, the city’s spokesperson, said that last year neighbors came to the city to request street closures. No one came forward this year.

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