Santa Fe New Mexican

THE PAST 100 YEARS

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From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Aug. 4, 1919: On Tuesday night, August 5th, there is going to be a Chamber of Commerce meeting whose purpose will be to talk over the propositio­n recently made to Santa Fe by Mr. W.W. Cook of Coffeyvill­e, Kansas, with reference to building a hotel in this city.

The propositio­n is this: Mr. Cook has agreed to build a hotel to cost in the neighborho­od of $125,000, to be financed by a bond issue to that amount. He himself will take $10,000 worth of those bonds, and also pay for the furnishing­s of the hotel which will cost not less than $30,000. The remainder of the sum needed, or $85,000 will have to be raised by the townspeopl­e and business men of Santa Fe.

Aug. 4, 1969: C.C. Capshaw, director of the Santa Fe Community Action Program (CAP) says a more dedicated group of people can’t be found.

He is speaking to a group of 14 parents in Santa Fe who share a common bond and a common goal. All are the parents of a [mentally disabled] child and all are seeking to have a project for preschool [disabled] children started in Santa Fe.

Aug. 4, 1994: The mysterious Taos hum — that low-frequency sound that some Taos-area residents hear and others don’t — is helping research scientists achieve a better understand­ing of how the human ear works.

Dr. James Kelly, a researcher at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, has just completed a survey revealing that as much as 11 percent of the population in and around Taos might hear the noise.

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