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The past 100 years, Feb. 11, 2019

February 12, 2019 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Feb. 11, 1919: J.W. Reilly, of Taos, is a business visitor in the city.

Attorney Lawrence Lee, of Albuquerque, is here on legal business.

W.G. Herberling, mining man of Valley Ranch, is at the De Vargas.

Feb. 11, 1969: CHIMAYO — The Armando Duran family, 107 S. Montana, Roswell, gave their thanks to the El Cristo de Esquipulas for the safe return of their son from service in Vietnam in El Santuario de Chimayo Monday.

William R. Duran, who was discharged from the Army in December, spent one year with the 69th Armored Division in Plieku, Vietnam.

The senior Duran said this is the family’s second pilgrimage to the Santuario. The family first came in 1962 after the birth of their grandson, who they said was born prematurely and given little hope of living.

At that time, the Durans promised to bring the child’s first shoes to Santo Nino if their prayers were answered.

“He’s the picture of health now,” said Mrs. Duran, who said the grandson was born at seven months.

Feb. 11, 1994: Country music singer Michael Martin Murphey of Taos and co-producer Christopher Webster of Santa Fe on Thursday reached an agreement with Rodeo de Santa Fe Association to stage Murphey’s Westfest at the rodeo grounds in July.

The New Mexico version of Westfest, “sort of a three-ring circus Wild West show, 1990s-style,” will move to Santa Fe from Red River, where it has been staged for three years.