Summer 2010 Preservation News Volume 25, Issue 2 Rapp and Rapp Walking and Bus Tour Tour of Rapp and Rapp architectural gems with luncheon and presentation at the historic A 1893 Masonic Lodge, Friday Aug. 13, 9am -1pm Published in Las Vegas, NM by the Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation PO Box 728 / 116 Bridge Street Las Vegas, NM 87701 s part of Heritage Week’s pro- Phone 505 425-8803 grams, CCHP is offering an in- Fax 505 425-7202 formative and fun excursion E-Mail email@example.com Website www.lasvegasnmcchp.com with a guided walking / bus tour of the great variety of buildings in Las Vegas designed Board of Directors Rudy Laumbach, Chair by the architectural firm of I. H. & W. M. Deborah Barrera, Secretary Rapp, a family of prominent Western archi- Doyle Daves, Treasurer tects in the turn of century through 1930. Victoria Apodaca Beginning at 9 a.m. at 116 Bridge Loretta Baca Barbara Feldman Street, Ken Fletcher will accompany partic- I.H. Rapp and W.M. Rapp Tasha Martinez ipants through Old Town and New Town, Martha McCaffrey pointing out the wonderful array of buildings brothers, prominent western architects based Tony Roybal the Rapps designed for Las Vegas. As Las there in the 1800s. The Rapp brothers, Isaac Mission Statement Vegas became the busy trade center for the and William, designed many classical style To preserve, protect and promote the Southwest, the architects were attracted to stone and brick buildings throughout the re- historic, cultural and architectural set up their office in this boom town. Their gion. Fletcher is an avid historian, author and heritage of greater Las Vegas through stature helped attract other fine architects. photojournalist, producing and hosting tele- education and advocacy, and to en- courage economic development The architects Holt and Hart also built sig- vision programs for the Trinidad Historical through restoration and rehabilitation. nificant buildings that Fletcher will point out Society. He created a series of award win- on the tour. The town now boasts of many ning historical calendars and has researched wonderful buildings that reflect the promise the careers of the Rapp family of architects of the early merchants, professionals and and their lasting contributions to western residents. towns in Southern Colorado and New Mex- Ken Fletcher is an architectural histo- ico. rian, living in Trinidad, Colo. since 2000 After a tour of Old Town Plaza, Douglas where he became interested in the Rapp Street, New Town, Lincoln and Carnegie Park districts the group will relax in the 1893 Masonic Lodge (one of Rapp & Rapp’s gems) and enjoy a luncheon catered by El Encanto. The group will return to the plaza area CCHP PHOTO Montezuma Castle is among by 1 p.m. where they can enjoy the afternoon the properties featured during the annual Places With a Past tour performance of musicians in the Plaza scheduled for Aug. 7. More on Gazebo. pages 3-4. Tickets, $20 each, are popular and lim- ited for this special program. Please reserve your place by Tuesday, Aug. 2 by calling Rapp & Rapp architectural gems in Las Vegas. 425-8803. Robert Mishler honored with State Award T he CCHP board is honored Plaza and Bridge Street were boarded board was created to balance protec- to announce that founding up. Bob and other like minded preser- tion of the historic and architectural in- board member Professor vation pioneers recognized Las Vegas tegrity of designated structures and Emeritus Robert Mishler has received as a diamond in the rough that had districts in Las Vegas with private en- a Lifetime Achievement Heritage been frozen in time. They formed the terprise and ownership in today’s Preservation Award from the New Citizens’ Committee for Historic economy. Bob has served on the De- Mexico Historic Preservation Division Preservation in the 1970s to, “…pre- sign Review Board since its inception for his 45 years of dedicated service to serve, promote and protect the historic, in the 1970s and remains its chairman historic preservation. cultural and architectural heritage of today. He became active with the Bob moved to Las Vegas with his Las Vegas,” persuading the City of Las Friends of the Las Vegas Rough Rider wife Ann, in the 1960s to take a teach- Vegas to pass preservation ordinances. Museum and now serves as the presi- ing position at New Mexico Highlands More than 900 Las Vegas buildings dent of this organization. University. Bob was instrumental in are now listed on the National Register Professor Robert Mishler is the per- the establishment of the Archeology of Historic Places because of the vision sonification of the phrase “a life well Department at NMHU, which he later and tenacity of early preservation ac- spent.” Bob is a man of enormous expanded to a multi-disciplinary tivists, the most National Register list- heart, vision and talent who has led the Southwest Studies curriculum at both ings in the State of New Mexico. Bob way to a better future for Las Vegas. the undergraduate and graduate level. was instrumental in laying the ground- The legacy of Bob’s preservation mis- As an extension of this new program, work for the heritage tourism industry sion is evident all around us in the his- Bob is also credited with overseeing now flourishing in Las Vegas. toric buildings and homes we enjoy the first professional excavation at the Bob took his preservation mission today. Tecolote Pueblo since the 1930s. a step further as an architect and CCHP extends our heartfelt con- When the Mishlers arrived in Las founding member of the City of Las gratulations to Bob Mishler for his Vegas most of the buildings on the Vegas Design Review Board. This well deserved honor. CCHP Gift Shop focuses on Las Vegas History Mark your Calendars We have collected and produced a Nuestra Senora de los Delores de Las and Save the Date great variety of items relating to Las Vegas Vegas T-shirts, $10: orange or teal heritage. Here is a sampling of our offer- Santa Fe Trail Heritage Week T-shirts, ings: $10, tan. CCHP Annual Dinner Historical Monograph booklets, $8: New Mexico Preservation Posters, $5: Researched and written by CCHP Board featuring Montezuma Castle, Hanging Wind- A celebration of the Member Doyle Daves. Our current collection mill 175th Anniversary of includes the following subjects: Stoner Map, $20: Birdseye view of Las Las Vegas • James Bonney: Santa Fe Trail Pioneer, Vegas 1882 New Mexico Settler (Was He the Grandfa- Jesus Lopez: Las Vegas history discus- ther of Billy the Kid?) sions, $10: Local attorney and historian Activities will include • Andreas Detlef Laumbach: Proponent Jesus Lopez has given weekly KFUN radio Guest Speaker Jesus Lopez of Education and Protestantism in Territorial interviews on a range of topics encompassing Preservation Awards New Mexico early Las Vegas cultural, genealogical and Silent and Live Auction • Maria Viviana Martin(ez): Wife of political history. Each of these hour long pre- Three Santa Fe Travelers sentations has been made available on a CD • Trinidad Lopez: College Boy on the disk through the generosity of Mr. Lopez and Friday, October 15 Santa Fe Trail KFUN Radio. Plaza Hotel • Josepha Ortiz and Sylvester Davis: Her Le Reunion Booklets, $10: The history 6 pm no-host Bar Real American Husband of the East and West Las Vegas consolidation 7 pm Dinner DVD, “Unforgotten: Voices of Las by Lynne Perrigo. Vegas” $10: New Mexico Highlands Univer- Historic Photographs of Fort Union, Tickets $25 sity media class project incorporating histor- $20: matted ical photographs and local oral history Immaculate Conception Story, $10: a Reservations requested by presentations into a video production. wonderful compilation of photographs and October 11 Photo Notecards, $3.50: featuring Las stories about Immaculate Conception Call 425-8803 Vegas historic homes by Patty Nelson. School. to reserve your place People and Places Past • Summer 2010 • LVCCHP Page 2 Places With a Past Historic Homes & Building Tour 2010 Saturday, Aug. 7, 10 am – 4 pm Tickets $20 at CCHP, 116 Bridge Street or at the Plaza Hotel This year’s annual “Places With a opulence flourished in Las Vegas. The “Ital- Take a step back in time and place. Past: Tour of Historical Homes and ianate Style” Plaza Hotel, built in 1882, Enjoy a day of history, exploration and dis- Buildings” promises to be one of our best. served travelers and foretold the boom years covery in old Las Vegas! As you venture from site to site, the story of that continued through 1920. Lavish Victo- Tickets are $20, available at the CCHP historic Las Vegas comes to life. Early rian homes grew up in New Town as the offices at 116 Bridge Street and at the Plaza adobe homes along the original Santa Fe railroad connected the east and mid-west Hotel. Pick up your ticket, a map and ex- Trail route date back to the wagon trail days states with the west. Experience the height plore the colorful history of Historic Las of the early 1800s. With the coming of the of the railroad era as you enter the beauti- Vegas. railroad in 1879, Victorian architecture and fully restored Montezuma Hotel. 621 Tecolote Street, Adobe Complex (circa 1850s) the La Plaza Vieja Partnership in the 1990’s. It is a fine example of West of New Mexico Ave, Tecolote at Montezuma, New Mexico folk-style, Renaissance Revival., featuring high ceil- park on Montezuma (Note: Irregular ground, steps and room levels: ings, tall Palladian windows and alternating bands of red and tan Please watch your step!) sandstone. Several local sandstone quarries were the source for this When the Santa Fe Trail was es- and many other stone buildings in Las Vegas. This former law, and tablished in 1821 the fording of the outlaw, residence is now for sale. Gallinas River brought traders through particular area of New Mex- Plaza Hotel (1882) ico, making it a prime site for trade. Charles Ilfeld Mercantile Building (Built in 1891 and 1900) Thirty-seven families from San Italianate Victorian Style Miguel de Vado received a land grant The Plaza Hotel has a colorful for this area, establishing Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de Las history dating back to the early Vegas Grandes, Our Lady of Sorrows in the grand meadows. Railroad days of the 1800s. It was Adobe homes sprung up along the trail route, possibly dating built in 1882 to accommodate rail some structures in this complex back to the 1850s. In the tradition travelers. Later it was owned by the of old adobes, rooms were added one at a time as required when silent film maker Romaine Field- family needs changed. In the 1960s this grouping of buildings was ing. In the 1960s it housed Mama purchased by Homer and Aile Lee. Aile, “the Bird Lady of Las Lucy’s political gang of Liberal De- Vegas” was known locally for her large aviary of birds as well as mocrats and was divided into apartments. This “Wild West” gem her distinctive pottery. was beautifully restored to its original Victorian Splendor in the The six building complex is now home to a dozen residents 1970s by a group of preservation pioneers. forming a community living complex typical of family settlements The more recent renovation of the adjacent Charles Ilfeld in old Las Vegas. As you wander around the compound, gardens, Building in 2009 added 35 guest rooms and a grand ballroom to tucked into adobe walled courtyards, reflect an artist’s touch. the Plaza Hotel. Charles Ilfeld was one of several Jewish merchants who came to Las Vegas in the Santa Fe Trail era to make his for- 225 Moreno Street, (1870s) tune. He built the first department store in the Southwest, called the 1880 Stone Italian Renaissance Revival Style “Great Emporium” which contained “liquors in the basement, The Vicente Silva House coffins on the top floor and everything else in between.” A “ghost One block South of the Old Town Plaza sign” on the side of the building reads “Charles Ilfeld and Sons: This stately home housed one of the nastiest of Las Vegas’ vil- Wholesalers of Everything!” The Ilfeld stores later expanded to Al- lains, Vicente Silva. Silva was a charismatic leader who began his buquerque. career as an honest sheriff until greed got the best of him. He es- tablished a bandit gang in the 1890’s Montezuma Castle, Queen Ann Victorian (Built 1886) and built a tunnel under his home for 5 miles north on Hot Springs Boulevard, turn right into Montezuma. escape from rivals and the law. In the Park by the visitors Center and a small bus will take you up the hill end Silva was shot by his own gang. It to “the castle” was later home of Lorenzo Lopez, a One of the grandest spa resorts in the Southwest, the original law keeping Sheriff of old Las Vegas. Montezuma Hotel was built by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe The building was rehabilitated by Railroad Company to attract rail travelers from the east. A railroad People and Places Past • Summer 2010 • LVCCHP Page 3 spur was built from the Las many prominent businessmen built the more “modern” Victorian Vegas train depot to shuttle homes, taking advantage of electricity, indoor plumbing and many these vacationers to the cool glass windows. mountain retreat. The origi- nal 1882 hotel burned down 1045 8th Street (Built 1908-1913) in its first year and was re- Joseph Taichert House, World Fair Classic Brick placed by a second structure A beautiful example of the which also burned. This “World’s Fair Classic Style”, this home “Phoenix Hotel” rose from the ashes one more time when it re- has been well maintained over the years opened in 1886. Designed by Chicago architects Burnham & Root, retaining the original woodwork, fix- in the Queen Anne Style, this magnificent building was fully re- tures and architectural details. The stored in 2000 and is now the heart of the Armand Hammer United Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 marked World College of the American West campus. the end of the Victorian style’s eclecti- cism and a return to more classical 1103 8th Street, California Mission Style (Built 1899) styles. The impressive house was the home of merchant Joseph The F.J. Gearing house /The Wooten House Taichert, a “crown prince” of the early Las Vegas merchants. As Several buildings in Las Vegas New Town population grew with the success of trade in the railroad were constructed in the “California era (1880-1920) , this neighborhood flourished with large homes Mission” style, an architectural for the leading merchants, bankers, lawyers and politicians. style favored by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for their stations throughout the south- 1050 6th Street, The Hedgcock Home west. The Castaneda Hotel and the Arts & Crafts Brick Bungalow (Built in 1930) Railroad Depot are two prime ex- The Arts & Crafts Style gained popu- amples of this style. larity across the country in the early 1900s The Gearing/Wooten House is one of the few residential signifying a return to a simpler building phi- homes in Las Vegas built in the California Mission Style. This losophy featuring natural materials. The unique style is identified by the curvilinear parapets that punctuate Arts & Crafts Bungalow Style features a the roof line. The green-glazed brick masonry on this home also re- front porch, a simple one story floor plan, flects the Spanish influence in its design and construction. The in- hand-made details in carved wood and terior retains the original thin-slat maple flooring, the early electric wrought iron with built in cupboards, bookcases and cabinets. Em- light fixtures and much of the original woodwork. phasis was on the “honesty of materials”, symmetry and simplicity. The home was built by Gearing, a prominent businessman, This part of “North New Town” historic district features many ar- and then lived in for many years by the Wooten family, giving it chitectural styles, use of brick and stone and the construction of the double name it is now known by. Wooten worked as a conductor both large and small homes. on the Super-Chief line, a family position assured by negotiations The red brick bungalow was built by Charles V. Hedgcock, a with “Rootin’-Tootin’ Uncle Dick Wooten”. Dick Wooten owned prosperous Las Vegas shoe merchant in the 1920s. His daughter Vi- the land over the Raton Pass, built the original toll-road over the vian, head librarian for New Mexico Highlands University from pass, and then allowed the Santa Fe Railroad to lay their tracks over 1925 to 1959, lived in the home until 1972. This home has been the pass. lovingly restored and updated by the current owners. A beautiful The current owner, a railroad historian and enthusiast, has a garden in the back has been added this year. wonderful collection of railroad models, china, and collectibles. He also can tell some great stories of railroad history. Just ask him! Tour Partner 2503 Hot Springs Boulevard, World Fair Classic Brick Alta Vista Regional Hospital (Built 1906-1908) Secondino Romero House Originally built by one of the Romero Tour Sponsors brothers, a member of a prominent Las The Plaza Hotel Vegas merchant family, this house was beau- tifully renovated last year and won a CCHP Community 1st Bank Award. It is one of several west side Victo- Territorial Title of Las Vegas rian and Worlds Fair Classic homes built by Bank of Las Vegas successful merchants after the railroad ar- rived. The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 Las Vegas Board of Realtors marked the end of the Victorian style’s eclecticism and a return to New Mexico Land & Title more classical styles. Brickyards were established in the area Franken Construction which, along with imported iron pillars, allowed homes to be con- Stuff : Antiques structed with higher ceilings and electricity. While many of the older adobe constructed homes are still prevalent in Old Town, People and Places Past • Summer 2010 • LVCCHP Page 4 Explore Historic Las Vegas Celebrating the History & Cultures of Las Vegas on its 175th Anniversary, August 7-15, 2010 Las Vegas Heritage Week 2010 is an offering of events, tours, music, exhibits and lectures celebrating the culture and colorful history of beautiful Las Vegas, N.M. Heritage Week has become a major attraction for visitors and residents alike. Take a step back in time and place in historic Las Vegas. Make plans to spend a fun and informative week with us! Make your own history. As we go to press these are the events planned for Las Vegas’ Heritage Week. Las Vegas Heritage Week 7th Street; Crazy Heart plus 2nd fea- trayed by Enrique Lamadrid, folklorist. ture $12 Sponsored by the Friends of the Mu- Throughout week: seum/City Museum, a New Mexico City Museum, 727 Grande Ave., His- Saturday, Aug. 7 Humanities Council program. Held in toric exhibits, oral history videos. Places with a Past: Historic Homes & the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Free to the Buildings Tour. Tour adobes, Victorian public, 3 p.m. Ray Drew Gallery, Donnelly Library, mansions and the Montezuma Castle on this at-your-own pace self guided Fort Union Drive-in Theater, 3300 7th Highlands University: Exhibit of Las tour. Informative guides at each of the Street: Gates open at 7 p.m. Free. The Vegas and New Mexico Highlands his- venues. 10-4 p.m. Tickets $20 at Alamo Drafthouse and Levi’s brand tory: photographs, documents and art- CCHP, 116 Bridge Street 425-8803 & present “Rolling Roadshow” double work. at the Plaza Hotel feature of Convoy and Red Dawn. Meadow City Camera Club, Sacred El Zocalo Gallery: 212 Plaza Recep- Monday, Aug. 9 Places, photo exhibit of historic reli- tion 2-5 p.m. Art on the Santa Fe Trail Children’s Literary Camp: Tome on the gious sites at the CCHP center located Range and Rio Gallinas School offer a at 116 Bridge Street Fort Union Drive-in Theater: North hands-on, interactive experience based 7th, Crazy Heart plus 2nd feature $12 on life in Northern New Mexico during Las Vegas Arts Council, 140 Bridge the early days of the Santa Fe Trail, Street: Heritage Exhibition Las Vegas Arts Council, 140 Bridge St.: 1824-26. Characters, settings and activ- 5-7 p.m., “Dwelling Places” reception. ities will be drawn from the “Josefina” El Zocalo Gallery, 212 Plaza, Art on book series, 8:30-noon camp to be held the Santa Fe Trail Exhibit Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Rio Gallinas School, 301 Socorro Ecumenical service: 1 p.m., Gazebo in Street. $25 (includes materials & Thread Bear, 150 Bridge Street: Her- the Plaza. Participants from the snacks for Monday, Tuesday, & Weds itage Quilt Exhibit Methodist Church, Episcopal/Lutheran camp) Ages 8-11, boys & girls. Call and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Tome on the Range to register 454- Plaza Antiques, Exhibit featuring Church will lead a short prayer service. 9944 (limited enrollment) “Outsider” artist Martin Montoya. Blessing of the Waters: Traditional Fort Union National Monument Pro- Friday Aug. 6 Northern New Mexico acequia cere- gram: Adobe Preservation Practices; Fridays al Fresco: music in the Plaza, mony. Procession begins at 1:30 at the current projects and techniques, pre- 5-7 p.m., sponsored by the Las Vegas Gazebo in the Plaza and proceeds to the sented by Jake Barrow, program direc- First Independent Business Alliance Gallinas River Bridge. tor for Cornerstones Community Partnerships, 7 p.m., CCHP, 116 Plaza Antiques 5-6 p.m., Bambi Doe City Proclamation for Las Vegas’ 175th Bridge Street Blake handmade doll exhibit. anniversary, 2 p.m. With Mayor Al- fonso Ortiz. Old Town Gazebo Tuesday, Aug. 10 Open house for the 50th Class Re- Immaculate Conception School Tradi- unions of Immaculate Conception Chautauqua Presentation: Capitan tional Spanish Dinner 5-7 p.m. Spon- School, West High School and Robert- Rafael Chacon, a depiction of a color- sored by the Life Teen Youth Group of son High School. ful soldier of the Civil War and Indian Immaculate Conceptions Church. Din- War era in New Mexico Territory, por- ner $7.50 Fort Union Drive-in Theater: North People and Places Past • Summer 2010 • LVCCHP Page 5 Traditional Spanish & Cowboy Music Friday, Aug. 13 Walking Tour of Bridge Street & Old Program at 7 p.m., in the Immaculate Fridays al Fresco: two local bands play Town Plaza, 11 a.m. Meet at CCHP, Conception School Auditorium $7.50 on the Plaza 5-9pm 116 Bridge Street Tickets at CCHP, 116 Bridge Street or at the Door. 425-8803 Walking & Bus Tour of Old & New Las Second Saturday Art Walk, Wine Tast- Vegas with lunch at Masonic Temple ing, Gallery Openings, Merchant’s Wednesday, Aug. 11 featuring lecture by architectural histo- Special Sales Salsa Dancing, 4 p.m. in the Plaza. rian Ken Fletcher on Rapp & Rapp Ar- El Zocalo Gallery Reception “ Art on chitects. 9am-1pm - Meet at 9 am at the Santa Fe Trail” 2-5 pm 212 Plaza Plaza Hotel, Footlights in the CCHP, 116 Bridge Street -Tickets $20. Foothills: A Glimpse of Las Vegas’ 425-8803 Meadow City Camera Club Exhibit: Theatrical Past with Deborah Blanche. “Sacred Places” Reception 1-3 p.m., Skits written by Edwina Portelle Donnelly Library, New Mexico High- 116 Bridge Street Romero based on theater productions lands University, 3rd Floor: 2-4 p.m. in the late 1800s. Directed by Tim Reception featuring Beisman Collec- Nat Gold Players: “Over the Edge 3” Croften. 6 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Din- tion of local survey maps from the Anne Bradford & Cynthia Riley’s orig- ner, 8 p.m. Performance. Tickets $21 1880s. Professor Bob Mishler will inal script poking fun at Las Vegas life, includes dinner and performance. 425- present an informative overview of the persons and politics on a fictional 3591 significance of these historic maps. morning radio talk show, Over the Edge. 7 p.m. Sale de Madrid, 8th & Ilfeld Auditorium Las Vegas Movie Lo- Ilfeld Auditorium Las Vegas Movie Lo- University, at NMHU Tickets $10 cation Festival 7:30 p.m. Call 454- cation Festival 8 p.m. Call 454-3238 454-9707 3238 for movie title for movie title Fort Union Drive-in Theater: North Thursday, Aug. 12 Nat Gold Players: “Over the Edge 3” 7th, Easy Rider 2nd feature $12 City Museum, 727 Grand Avenue. Anne Bradford & Cynthia Riley’s orig- Noontime discussion with local histo- inal script poking fun at Las Vegas life, Sunday, Aug. 15 rian Hilario Rubio: Free program spon- persons and politics on a fictional Peoples Faire — Carnegie Park: 10 sored by the Friends of the morning radio talk show, Over the a.m. 5 p.m. Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Museum/City Museum. 454-1401 Ext Edge. 7 p.m. Sale de Madrid, 8th & Entertainment. Sponsored by the Las 248 University, at NMHU, Tickets $10 Vegas Arts Council. 454-9707 454-9707 Fort Union National Monument pres- Nat Gold Players: “Over the Edge 3” entation: The 1st New Mexico Volun- Fort Union Drive-in Theater: North Anne Bradford & Cynthia Riley’s orig- teers recruited during the Civil War 7th, Easy Rider plus 2nd feature $12 inal script poking fun at Las Vegas life, were engaged in the Battles of Valverde persons and politics on a fictional and Glorietta as well as the Indian Saturday, Aug. 14 morning radio talk show, Over the Wars. The living history group will Peoples Faire — Carnegie Park: 10 Edge. Sale de Madrid, 8th & Univer- give a presentation and perform mili- a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, sity, at NMHU Matinee 3pm. Tickets tary drills in Spanish. 7 p.m. at 116 Entertainment. Sponsored by the Las $10 454-9707 Bridge Street 425-8803 Vegas Arts Council. 454-9707 For updates to schedule go to lasvegasheritageweek.com People and Places Past • Summer 2010 • LVCCHP Page 6 Many Thanks to Many People 1st Annual CCHP Benefit Mr. T’s Construction, Cathy & Phil Leger, sales representative Margo Timmons for Golf Tournament Joe & Martha McCaffrey, the San Miguel making this fundraising event possible and Democratic Committee, Northern Insur- volunteer Sandi Boyer. CCHP extends our CCHP held its 1st annual Golf Tourna- ance, Mesa Financial, Connie Trujillo, An- special thanks to our new board member, ment on June 20 at the beautiful Pendaries tonio Ortega, Direct Connect and Midway Victoria Apodaca, who organized this beau- Golf Course. Store. Special thanks go to Ernie Quintana tiful event. Many thanks to Community 1st Bank who coordinated this event! and the Rough Riders Motorcycle Commit- tee for their generous sponsorship of several student players from Robertson High Jewelry Show Thanks! Volunteer Extraordinaire: School and West Las Vegas High School. On Sunday, June 27, 2010, CCHP Pat Patrick Thanks to our numerous hole sponsors hosted a jewelry trunk-show fundraiser in Pat Patrick has greeted visitors for over including Community 1st Bank, BTU cooperation with Silpada Jewelry Company. seven years at CCHP. He enjoys the weekly Building supplies, the Hillcrest Restaurant, We appreciate the support of everyone who contact with visitors to Las Vegas and has Brazo’s Financial, Pam & Doyle Daves, came out on a rainy afternoon to support the become our tour guide extraordinaire for the Rudy & Joan Laumbach, Henry Sanchez, mission of CCHP. Saturday morning tours. He is a perfect am- Brainard Animal Hospital, Mike Adams, The tasty refreshments were donated bassador for this organization, and our com- Ernest & Bunny Quintana, Thomas Garcia, and catered by Ms. Ester Loera of El En- munity. Thanks Pat! canto restaurant. Thanks to Silpada Jewelry Looking for CCHP Office Volunteers We are looking for a few more volunteers to serve as greeters and give walking tours of the Plaza/Bridge Street Historic Districts. Office volunteers sign up for two or three hours a week to assist staff with greeting visitors, answering questions and giving a general intro- duction to Las Vegas history. Las Vegas has many “cultural tourists” throughout the summer months from all over the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. Those who come looking for the authentic old west, find it here in Las Vegas! Help us make their visit an informative and fun one. Call us or come by to see what works best for your schedule! 425-8803 Partners in Preservation We appreciate your support. 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The activity that is the subject of this brochure has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior. This program received Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 The Sacred Places of San Miguel County E Special Events Meadow City Camera Club exhibit at CCHP through August Reception with the photographers, CCHP, 116 Bridge Street, Saturday, Aug 14, 1-3 p.m. xpressions of the sacred are those beneath them; tiny chapels being Fort Union Talks embedded in the soil of New renovated by the residents of equally Join the growing audience for the Mexico. Churches, grand tiny towns; cemeteries testifying to past Third Thursday Fort Union National and humble, are found wherever there is epidemics that filled graves with chil- Monument ‘Glimpses of the Past” (or was) a cluster of inhabitants. Ceme- dren; a moving crucifix constructed of lecture series held at 7 p.m. at teries celebrate the lives of the buried, iron railroad spikes in front of a grand CCHP, 116 Bridge Street. renewed with offerings of flowers, stat- whitewashed adobe church; the play of ues, toys, photographs, antlers, and even colored sunlight in a white chapel de- Friday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m. old motorcycles. Tiny shrines and des- voted to meditation.; a mysterious des- Writer Stephen Fried, Fred Harvey cansos offer tributes to the dead or to canso adorned with a stuffed tiger and a Biographer, will speak at the United promises made for answered prayers. In stuffed orca on a hill above I-25; lace- World College Castle Lobby about honor of 175 years of Las Vegas’ exis- curtained church windows displaying his Harvey book. tence, the Meadow City Camera Club flowers, carved angels, saints, or shat- went out to find these ties of New Mex- tered, dusty glass. Every Saturday through October icans in San Miguel County to the sa- These small, modest and ubiqui- come to CCHP at 116 Bridge Street cred. Their photographs will be on tous icons testify to the expression of to enjoy an hour tour of the Old display at CCHP during the month of wonder, faith and hope. They both uplift Town Las Vegas! $10 per person August. and break the heart. The images are all What was found as the photogra- part of this summer’s exhibit of works phers explored around Las Vegas were: by the Meadow City Camera Club’s graves adorned to restore some life to eleven photographers displayed at CCHP, 116 Bridge Street.