The past 100 years

Santa Fe New Mexican - - OPINIONS -

From The Santa Fe New Mex­i­can:

Oct. 13, 1917: Delfido Tru­jillo, de­fen­dant in the mur­der trial now be­ing heard be­fore Judge Hol­lo­man, took the wit­ness stand in his own be­half this morn­ing and swore that he had shot and killed Ti­mo­teo Tru­jillo, his first cousin, in self de­fense, as Ti­mo­teo grap­pled with him in front of a coal fire the night of March 9, near Cow Springs.

“He called me a liar and a s– of a b–,” said the wit­ness. “He grabbed me by the coat and was hold­ing a spade over his head to strike me; I was hemmed in by the trees which served as a wind­break back at the tents and as Ti­mo­teo pulled me to­ward the fire I grabbed my gun and shot.”

Oct. 13, 1967: A power fail­ure struck Santa Fe and sur­round­ing ar­eas for an hour and a half Thurs­day, but ap­par­ently caused more con­ster­na­tion than catas­tro­phe.

While three op­er­a­tions went off with­out a hitch at St. Vin­cent Hospi­tal, hun­dreds of frus­trated and non-tran­sis­tor­ized Santa Feans could only won­der whether Bob Gib­son and the Car­di­nals were win­ning the World Se­ries.

Oct. 13, 1992: ALCALDE — State Sen. Emilio Naranjo vowed that a mon­u­ment to Juan de Oñate un­veiled here will be­come the num­ber one tourist at­trac­tion in the state.

The Rio Ar­riba Demo­cratic boss, who spear­headed a year­long drive to erect a statue and build a vis­i­tors cen­ter in honor of New Mex­ico’s first col­o­nizer, told an ex­cited crowd of about 500 at a cer­e­mony Mon­day that it has al­ways been his dream to rec­og­nize Juan de Oñate.

“With this mon­u­ment, we will bring Oñate’s name out of the dark­ness and put it in his­tory where it should be,” said Naranjo, who spoke al­ter­nately in Span­ish and English.

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