By Sharon Niederman
Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those that outline themselves as members. in contrast to their husbands and brothers, ladies within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and better upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to write down in their studies, delivering them with an artistic outlet and providing those that got here later a special window into the earlier. "A cover of phrases" received the Border local Library organization 1989 Southwest ebook Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural historical past of the Southwest. It used to be additionally presented the nationwide Federation of Press girls first prize for heritage in 1989.
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Santa Fe's First Nonsectarian School In the late seventies, the American community was still very small. The parochial school at the Convent of the sisters of Loretto for girls was conducted very efficiently, likewise the Christian Brothers Association school attended by boys. In 1879 I organized the first nonsectarian school for girls in Santa Fe. I rented a room in an old adobe house near the Plaza. It was very primitive, having a mud floor, and to keep it sanitary for the twelve pupils, I disinfected it personally three times weekly.
Colorado Historical Society. Martha Finding. Colorado Historical Society. Page 12 Martha and Agnes, mother and daughter. Colorado Historical Society. Charles and Martha Finding. Colorado Historical Society. Page 13 in the bluffs. The searching party had found them and brought them to camp. They were dying and kept calling for their mothers. The boys died at daybreak, happy in the thought that their mothers were with them. We were taken across the river at North Platte on a ferry and then we hurried on to catch up with the soldiers who were camped that night near the right so that the Indians could not surround them.
Spiegelberg, who do you think would take notice of me Page 30 if I were not accompanied by my tall handsome orderly? " During the late seventies and early eighties Santa Fe could boast of many prominent and distinguished men in military as well as civil life. General Miles and Pope, Colonel McCook, and General John A. Logan, whose daughter's husband was Major Tucker. General Logan happened to call while I was having a children's party. He told the little folks how, after many years of earnest work in Congress, he succeeded in having Congress pass his Bill making Decoration Day a legal holiday.
A Quilt of Words: Womens Diaries, Letters, and Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860-1960 by Sharon Niederman