The past 100 years, Aug. 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 GMT

Aug. 21, 1917: “See New Mexico First” was the slogan of three Santa Fe girls — Miss Eva Wientge, Miss Grace Bowman and Miss Jennie Avery — as they started to take their vacation early in August. They have just returned from a 17-day horseback trip.

Aug. 21, 1967: Police netted three alleged burglars, nine pigeons, and $180 worth of shoes and clothing after receiving a report last night that three boys were on top of the Leed’s Shoe Store on the Plaza.

Police say the boys had been spotted by guests in La Fonda, directly across the street. Officer Ray Trujillo said he couldn’t see anyone from the street, so he joined the guests and employees on the roof of La Fonda and saw the three.

They appeared to be throwing clothing off the roof, he said, and were apparently about to follow it down. He fired a warning shot and warned them to stay right where they were.

They did, he said, then a few minutes later shinned down a telephone line on the side of the building and landed in the waiting arms of Officers Paul Baca and Guadalupe Chavez, who placed them under arrest and recovered clothing the youths allegedly had thrown off the roof.

Aug. 21, 1992: It’s as traditional a debate as whether Santa Fe should be closed to outsiders — should Indian Market vendors be required to pay a sales tax to the state?

The approximately 1,200 vendors at this year’s Indian Market received letters dated Aug. 9 from the market’s sponsoring organization warning them they could face being shut down if they didn’t receive a tax number and business license from the city.

By Thursday afternoon, about 760 Indian Market vendors had registered for licenses, city Financial Director David Sena said.

But the warning to vendors was tempered Thursday after a phone call between Gov. Bruce King and Mayor Sam Pick.