The past 100 years, April 30, 2019

May 1, 2019 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

April 30, 1919: Santa Fe to Put on Historic Pageant on September 12th

Committees of Civic Organizations Launch Plans For Autumn Fiesta on Day Made Famous by De Vargas’ Reconquest; Annual Celebration to be Made Permanent.

In September, 1712, the Marquis de la Penuela issued a proclamation commanding the citizens of Santa Fe to celebrate each year the day before that on which Don Diego de Vargas, in 1692, reconquered the said Villa Real from the rebellious Pueblo Indians. So the 12th day of September was made a fiesta and a day of rejoining two hundred years ago. Why this date set should have been the eve of the anniversary of the eleven hour battle we do not know, but so the record stands in the archives, and so it should be observed in these latter days, when, though the bones of the Conquistadores are dust, their memory is still green in the hearts of all loyal Santa Feans, and she proudly shows the effete easterner the posts where the doughty caballeros displayed their prowess.

April 30, 1969: If you’re thinking of a place in history, Thursday could be your day to try.

On that day only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., petitions will be accepted in 33 state and county offices from New Mexicans wanting to be delegates to the constitutional convention convening Aug. 5.

At a special election June 17, voters will decide on 70 persons who will rewrite the Constitution that has served New Mexico since its adoption Nov. 7, 1911.

April 30, 1994: The cost of buying a home in Santa Fe soared higher in the first three months of 1994, with the median purchase price of a house hitting $181,062, according to a report issued this week by the Santa Fe Association of Realtors.

That represents about a 19 percent increase over the same quarter in 1993, when the median price was $152,125, the report said.