2013-2014 Lecture Series: History Frontiers
Los Alamos National Bank-sponsored Lecture Series, Fuller Lodge, 7:30 p.m.
BORDER FRONTIERS March 11, 2014
Globetrotters, Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History
Join a journey with two globetrotters who become villagers in the
U.S.-Mexico borderlands. One sailed opium clippers and fought
pirates before becoming a peasant villager; the other became a
notorious Indian fighter, border policeman, and spy along the border.
The stories will reveal how other global frontiers and borderlands are
connected to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
MINING FRONTIERS April 15, 2014
History of Turquoise
Author of the book Tiffany Blue, Patricia Micra presents the
first in-depth look at the rise of New Mexico's famous mines
on Turquoise Hill as seen through the eyes of indomitable
superintendent James P. McNulty. Among the players are
Tiffany & Co. of New York, Wall Street bankers, the American
Turquoise Company, salty miners, and Pueblo Indians. Tiffany
Blue adds an engaging and significant chapter to the history
of mining in the Southwest.
May 13, 2014 6pm
109 East Palace: A 400-year Microcosm of Santa Fe
The address of 109 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe is most well-known for its role in the Manhattan Project. It is the office where the gatekeeper, Dorothy McKibbin, met the scientists and other workers who were on their way to Los Alamos for the top-secret WWII project. The history of the site, though, goes back 400 years and includes some of the most colorful characters in New Mexico history. John Ruminer, who has written a Los Alamos Historical Society "Nutshell" publication on 109 East Palace, will tell their tale.
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