The past 100 years, Sept. 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Sept. 24, 1918: Vandals Do $700 Damage To House.

Sept. 24, 1968: Santa Fe City officials today expressed shock and regret at the death of former city Police Chief A.B. (Ben) Martinez, 66.

“Mr. Fiesta,” as he was known to thousands of Santa Feans, succumbed Monday to complications following a heart attack suffered in late July.

Santa Fe Mayor George Gonzales expressed his feeling, “This is, without a doubt, one of the greatest losses to the communities in recent months.”

“Chief Martinez was one of the outstanding police chiefs in the state,” he added.

Sept. 24, 1993: Posting the notice on the downtown library bulletin board announcing the sale of her vintage Martin guitar is Julie Bradford’s last resort.

She needs the money from the sale to pay for cataract surgery, which could mean the difference between near blindness and sight in her right eye.

The lens in one of her eyes is clouding with a milky cataract and the other, which was operated on three years ago for the disease, is failing her again.

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