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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - Indian Building and Santa Fe Station, The Alvarado, Albuquerque, N.M.

Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA

New Mexico's largest city Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish farming community. It was named after a province in Spain.

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Indian Building and Santa Fe Station, The Alvarado, Albuquerque, N.M.

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St. Vincents Academy, Albuquerque, N.M.

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  • 1706 - Villa de Albuquerque founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nmtimeln.htm
  • 1893 - September 28 - Albuquerque, NM, was soaked with 2.25 inches of rain, enough to establish a 24 hour record for that city.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1895 - Albuquerque
    Albuquerque, al-boo-kèr'kä, a city, capital of Bernalillo co, New Mexico, on the Rio Grande, and on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé Railroad, at the junction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, about 56 miles S.W. of Santa Fé. It has 10 churches, a territorial university, an academy, graded schools, electric- and gas-light companies, city water-works, and 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. Pop in 1880,2315; in 1890 (with old Albuquerque), 5518.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • News  1907 - Origin Of Fire In Dairy Is A Mystery
    Total Damage by Matthews Blaze Not Over $2,000, Buildings Will Be At Once Replaced by Larger and Better Ones.

    The cause of the disastrous fire in the Matthews Jersey dairy, north of the city Saturday night remains a mystery. No one had been about the buildings for hours as far as known, there was no stove or light about the barns and the only explanation is that the fire was the work of incendiaries or was caused by some careless tramp with a cigarette. There were three smaller barns beside the large main barn at the dairy and two of these smaller barns were destroyed with their contents. The total loss including one horse which was burned to death and a considerable quantity of feed [illegible] not amount, the proprietors say, to over $2,000. Each barn accommodates twenty-five cows, but luckily all these cows were outside when the fire started and none were lost. The other buildings were untouched and none of the cattle were injured so that the business will continue without... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Albuquerque, a city, capital of Bernalillo co., N.Mex., on the Rio Grande and on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R., at the junction of the Atlantic and Pacific R., 56 miles (direct) SW. of Santa Fe. Elevation, 4930 feet. It is the seat of a territorial university (University of New Mexico) and does a brisk trade in wool and hides. Gold-, silver-, copper- and iron-mines are in the vicinity. Pop. in 1900, 6238.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
    Manuel D. Lucero, a car repair man at the Santa Fe shops, was killed yesterday when a boiler which was being moved by a large wrecking crane, bent the arm of the crane and struck him on the head. He died almost instantly. He leaves a wife and five children, father, mother, three brothers and one sister, besides a host of friends to mourn his death.

    Manuel D. Lucero was born thirty-eight years ago in Los Duranes, N. M., but had made his home in Old Albuquerque most of the time. For the past two years he has been in the employ of the Santa Fe railroad.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the San Felipe de Neri church. Burial will be in Santa Barbara cemetery.
    Albuquerque Journal
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    May 26, 1920
  • 1922 - April 05 - KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • 1948 - November 29 - KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • News  1957 - August 1 - 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
    The Bridgers and Paxton Office Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the first commercial building to be heated by solar energy. It is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
    August 1, 1957
  • 1958 - December 28-29 - Albuquerque, NM, received 14.2 inches of snow to establish a 24 hour record.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1972 - Originating in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each October who come to witness the more than 600 colorful hot air balloons ascend into the air resources/ state-fact/ new-mexico.html

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female ancestorMaria Marcelina TRUJILLO (4 January 1826, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - , )
male ancestorBarton KELLER (18 May 1861, Keller's Bend, Tennessee, USA - 5 February 1925, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
female ancestorSarah Mitchell MCCLUNG (5 January 1861, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - 18 July 1932, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
photo of John Harris BLALOCKJohn Harris BLALOCK (May, 1880, Monroe County, Mississippi, USA - 1958, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
photo of Kate VAUGHNKate VAUGHN (16 November 1884, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - 14 June 1929, San Diego, California, USA)
female ancestorOllie Faye ROGERS (7 March 1894, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - 22 January 1971, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
male ancestorAllan Charles KELLER (30 April 1914, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - 30 January 2005, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA)
male ancestorMaurice Edmund RICHARD (20 March 1919, , Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
male ancestorJohn Edward BYRNES (24 September 1919, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island) - 13 January 2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
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