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The past 100 years, Oct. 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Oct. 1, 1918: New Mexico Makes Splendid Showing Of Physical Fitness Of Drafted Men

Oct. 1, 1968: The strongest hope for financing the Old Santa Fe Association’s development of the De Vargas facade into a living museum in cooperation with the University of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico, has failed. Gene Petchesky, representing the OSFA, told the Urban Renewal Agency Monday the Ford Foundation has refused funding for the project, to be designated “Epic in Adobe.”

Petchesky said two other foundations, as well as several local parties have been asked to develop the property in order to maintain their historic character.

Oct. 1, 1993: A proposed deal between Santo Domingo Pueblo and Santa Fe Racing, which owns two horse tracks in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, appears to be off.

Gil Moutray, chairman of the state Racing Commission, said Santa Fe Racing owner Ken Newton canceled a special commission meeting scheduled for Thursday to consider a license for the joint venture between the pueblo and the racing company.

“The deal is deader than last year’s Christmas turkey,” Moutray said.

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