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Our nation's history would not be complete without the story of Santa Fe​

La Herencia Magazine ~ 1994-2009

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Santa Fe's 400th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

Published in 2010 as the official publication for the city of Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary, featuring articles by historians and community leaders.

La Herencia Vol. 64

Thousands contribute to work at the Manhattan Project during World War II, including many unsung heroes from northern New Mexico. Others left their own legacy in Española, Antón Chico, and Albuquerque’s Martineztown. Santa Fe’s early residents: Archuleta, Márquez, Anaya, Alamzán, Lucero de Godoy, and Chamiso. New Mexico’s colonial governors 1677–1683. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 63

New Mexico’s Hispanic professors and our state’s youth are highlighted during Hispanic Heritage month. St. Michael’s High School celebrates its 150th anniversary. Growing up at the storied De Vargas Hotel rumored to have included ghosts as well as guests. El Rito’s Presbyterian Church in the early 20th century. Durán y Chaves, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s colonial governors 1665–1677. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 62

The legends of La Llorona, Billy the Kid, and Lady Blue in New Mexico. Miguel Romero y Baca and the Santa Fe Trail. The founding teachers and students of Chimayó’s John Hyson Memorial School. The influence of Spanish colonial art continues today through the Spanish Market artists. Rodríguez Bellido, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s colonial governors 1661–1665 and 1671–1675. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 61

New Mexicans share their stories from the villages of Punta de Agua, La Unión, Talpa, and La Puebla. The infants of northern New Mexico buried beneath the family, forever remembered. Spain’s Basque heritage cherished in New Mexico. Varela, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s colonial governors 1656–1661. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 60

The WPA’s lasting impact in New Mexico. The tombstone carvers have vanished but their creations endure. Memories of La Liendre, Lincoln County, and Canjilón. Christmas memories and holiday fiction. Gómez-Robledo, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s colonial governors 1641–1656. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 59

Taos sculptor first New Mexico Hispanic to be included at the Modern Museum of Art in New York. Mosquero Canyon in 1936. The Basque roots of Santa Fe’s Sosaya family. Spanish street names in New Mexico. The Buffalo Soldiers bring stability to New Mexico. Pedro de Peralta, founding governor of Santa Fe. Madrid, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles

La Herencia Vol. 58

Stories from the villages of Dixon, Cabezón, La Cienegulla, and Chimáyo. The origins of the names of some of New Mexico’s major cities and towns. Family homesteads in the Santa Fe National Forest. Olguín, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s Colonial governors 1614–1625. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 57

Hispanic artists honored during Hispanic Heritage month. New Mexico’s own, Sen. Dennis Chávez and Po’pay honored at Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. Griego-Bernal, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. New Mexico’s Colonial governors 1625–1641. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 56

The legend of Doña María Gertudes Barceló, a.k.a. Doña Tules. Unraveling our Jewish roots through DNA. Allison-James, Santa Fe’s premier Presbyterian school. Martín-Serrano, one of Santa Fe’s founding families. The Navajo long walk of 1864. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 55

La Conquistadora and Santa Fe’s Rosario Chapel. Hispanic revolutionaries who became revered leaders. Educational inroads made by Hispanic educators. Santa Fe’s eight founding families. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 54

The legend of the infamous lawman Elfego Baca. Manuel Salustiano Delgado buried along the Santa Fe Trail. A list of famous people buried in New Mexico. New Mexico’s outhouses may be a thing of the past but are forever appreciated. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 53

New Mexico’s familial connection with El Paso, TX. The Wind Leaves No Shadow, Ruth Laughlin’s epic tale of Doña Tules. New Mexico children find new homes by way of the “Orphan Train.” The midwives of Talpa provide a New Mexico homecoming. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 52

All roads lead to Santa Fe. El Santuario de Guadalupe, sanctuary for the century. The legacy of the Sena family. Christmas memories in old Santa Fe. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 51

Hispanic Hero Hall of Fame. Memorable names of our ancestors. Matanzas in northern New Mexico. Picking piñón, a family tradition. Early days of education in Albuquerque. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 50

La Capilla de Santa Inés in Santa Fe. Los Caballeros de Vargas celebrate 50th anniversary. Recollections from the villages of Bueyeros, La Luz, and Ocate. Family treasures awaken memories. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 49

Weddings of the past and the young girls who became brides early in life. New Mexico’s tradition wedding dance. Popular Spanish surnames. Memories still linger over the murder of Faustín Ortiz. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 48

New Mexico’s seventh state monument on the Mesilla plaza. Living together but apart as a Sephardic Jew. Albuquerque’s forgotten camposantos. Northern New Mexico slang in the vernacular. Plus poetry genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 47

El Camino Real, New Mexico’s lifeline for centuries. Hispanic heroes and Latino educators. The origins of the Baca surname. Remembrances from Chihuahua to Galisteo. Red or green chile, pick your pleasure. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 46

All roads lead to Santa Fe. El Santuario de Guadalupe, sanctuary for the century. The legacy of the Sena family. Christmas memories in old Santa Fe. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 45

Santa Fe’s golden era captured on film. Recollections of mining towns in New Mexico. Los Penitentes, the Fiesta de San Ysidro, and the faithful Guadalupanas. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 44

Fashions of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Los Tres Magos and other Christmas stories. La Capilla de Chihuahua in southern New Mexico. The WPA Collection at the Chávez Library in Santa Fe. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 43

Hispanos made inroads along the Santa Fe Trail. Remembering bandleader and songwriter Pablo Mares. The fresco and its history come to Albuquerque. The National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories. and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 42

Memories of Albuquerque’s Tingley Beach, Talpa, Dahlia, and Peña Blanca. Members of the faithful to San José. Celebrating the feast day of San Lorenzo. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 41

La Herencia’s ten-year anniversary issue with tributes to many of its contributors.

La Herencia Vol. 40

A photo journey of contemporary Sephardic Jews in New Mexico. Albuquerque’s Italian immigrants and their contributions to the city. Making use of local libraries to research family genealogy. New Mexico highway pays tribute to Purple Heart veterans. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 39

The Chihuahua/New Mexico connection. Memories of the Civil War and World War II in New Mexico. The Lebanese contributions in our state. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 38

Hispanic women and their contributions to New Mexico history. Memories from the villages of Atarque, Nambé, Talpa, and Anthony. The Carmelites come to Santa Fe in 1945. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 37

Semana Santa en Sevilla, Spain’s tribute during Holy Week. Land grants in New Mexico and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The advent of bilingualism in New Mexico. Memories from the villages of San Mateo, Chimayó, and Las Vegas. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 36

The origins of speaking Pachquismo. The Jesuits come to New Mexico. The history of Las Posadas and other Christmas traditions. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 35

Fiesta queens share memories from their reign at the Santa Fe Fiesta. The tale of Zozobra’s great escape. Hispanic families toil in the potato fields to make ends meet. La Llorona visits a mining camp and the Devil comes to a community dance. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 34

New Mexico and the Hispanic artists who continue to preserve New Mexico’s legacy. El Cucuy kept children in line in a bygone era. Memories from the villages of Márquez, Valmora ,and San Miguel. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 33

The enduring legacy of Frida Kahlo. Padre José Antonio Martínez and his contributions to New Mexico’s history. Sainthood for Juan Diego. Semana Santa in Guatemala. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 32

The first colonists in New Mexico celebrate Christmas, and today, their traditions continue. The origins of family nicknames. Remembrances of a young boy kidnapped by the Indians. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 31

The origins of food in New Mexico and its national popularity. Heeding the lessons of our elders. New Mexico’s cultural awakenings through language, music, food, and religion. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 30

America’s Route 66 and its impact in New Mexico. Tributes to an agrarian way of life. The historic train wreck in Quay County. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 29

The influx of international miners in Socorro adds to New Mexico’s diversity. The early days of Santa Fe history is recounted. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 28

Santa Fe’s Archbishop Jean B. Lamy and his controversial legacy. Memories from the villages of La Nutrias, Valencia, Española, and Pojoaque. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 27

New Mexico’s grand opening of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The Manifest Destiny revisited. The roots of northern New Mexico Spanish and Chicano Ebonics. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 26

Vicente Silva, a Las Vegas legend. Memories from the villages of Cubero, Tomé, and Pecos. Corridos: storytelling through music. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 25

New Mexican photographer John S. Candelario documents Native American culture. Albuquerque’s Old Town and its diverse population. Easter traditions of our ancestors continue today. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 24

The Franciscan order leaves Santa Fe after a 400-year presence. Nichos: a haven for santos. Memories from the villages of Antón Chico, Taos, Agua Fría, and Las Sauces. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 23

The life and death of Pancho Villa. Benjamin Read, Hispanic journalist and mentor. New Mexico vineyards 400 years old and going strong. Herbal remedies, patron saints, recipes, and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 22

The legacy of Hispano artists and the WPA. Connecting with horses the old-fashion way. Memories from the villages of Río Puerco, Las Vegas, Pojoaque, and Santa Fe. Herbal remedies, patron saint,s and recipes and Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 21

The ten most popular stories in La Herencia 1994–1999. Oral traditions passed on through the ages. Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. The towns along the Pecos River. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 20

The many faces of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Los Alamos Ranch School. Shoemaker serviced generations of families in Springer. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 19

El Kookooee and La Muerte instill fear in many. Santa Fe’s Cradle Home brought comfort to new mothers. The American cowboy in El Valle del Río. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 18

Memories from Los Alamos, Tucumcari, Pecos, Cerrillos, and Seboyeta. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Slavery in New Mexico. Riding the train from Belén to Albuquerque. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 21

The ten most popular stories in La Herencia 1994–1999. Oral traditions passed on through the ages. Sephardic traditions of New Mexico. The towns along the Pecos River. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 20

The many faces of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Los Alamos Ranch School. Shoemaker serviced generations of families in Springer. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 19

El Kookooee and La Muerte instill fear in many. Santa Fe’s Cradle Home brought comfort to new mothers. The American cowboy in El Valle del Río. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 18

Memories from Los Alamos, Tucumcari, Pecos, Cerrillos, and Seboyeta. Herbal remedies, patron saints, and recipes. Slavery in New Mexico. Riding the train from Belén to Albuquerque. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 17

New Mexico celebrates 400th anniversary. Epic poem in Spanish documents first European settlement in U.S. El Morro’s historic clues to our past. Sephardic traditions. Herbal remedies, patron saints and recipes. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 16

Los Matachines and the twelve Apostles. New Mexico’s forgotten churches. Remembrances from a childhood Christmas. Herbal remedies, patron saints and recipes. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 15

El Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition honored in New Mexico. Death brought to life through the images of José Guadalupe Posada. The little angels of the camposantos of northern New Mexico. The ghost of Santa Fe’s PERA building. The witches of Abiquiú remembered. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles

La Herencia Vol. 14

Alcohol’s impact on New Mexico’s Hispanic culture. Memories from the villages of Duranes, Algodones, Rowe, and La Ciénega. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 13

New Mexicans find work and create new lives in California. Truchas, one of New Mexico’s remote mountain villages. The morada, a place of solace and worship. Recipes, herbs, and saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 12

An introduction to the history of New Mexico’s crypto Jews, including a listing of surnames of Jewish origin and a listing of those persecuted during the Spanish Inquisition. Christmas stories and recipes. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 11

The influence of Hispanics in the media. New Mexicans share ten common ancestors. Honoring and caring for our community elders. Herbal remedies, recipes, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 10

Albuquerque summer memories of the South Valley and the San Felipe fiesta in Old Town. New Mexico revolutionaries and their music. Española takes umbrage at local jokes directed at them. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 9

New Mexico’s Spanish-language press during the first half of the 20th century. Tattoos define aspects of Chicano culture. Las Rosas de Castilla, a welcome sign of spring. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 8

Christmas and winter traditions of northern New Mexico. Castigating the saints for not responding to prayers. Funeral traditions of long ago still in practice today. The tapalo, a widow’s badge of honor. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 7

Loretto Academy in Santa Fe and Sister Josina. The mayordomos who care for New Mexico’s Catholic churches. Matanzas provided villages with a sense of community. The rich legacy of the Spanish language. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 6

The ghost stories of New Mexico shared by generations. New Mexico wedding wreaths have Sephardic origins. Compadrazco the sharing and caring of children. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 5

New Mexico’s love affair with gambling. The legacy of los penitentes brought from Spain and still a part of village culture. El baile de los cascarones: an Easter tradition. Some Spanish words have Arabic origins. Easter recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 4

Family remembrances of Christmas traditions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Anthony de Padua, and the rosary maker. Paño art: a different type of canvas. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 3

Santa Fe’s Barrio de Analco. New Mexico’s Spanish fantasy. The St. Michael’s fire of 1926 and El Rito’s Normal School. New Mexico survivors of the Bataan Death March. The challenges and rewards of bilingual education. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 2

Albina Lucero, Santa Fe’s first female deputy sheriff. Descansos: roadside memorials. Cockfighting in New Mexico. Club Real, a Santa Fe fiesta organization. Reyes Lopez Tijerina. Turn of the century baseball leagues. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 1

La Herencia’s premier issue featuring our nation’s first Thanksgiving, which was held in April. The origin of Las Varas de San José (hollyhocks). Lenten poetry and recipes. The oldest midwife in Las Vegas. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.