25 April 2012

May 19, 2012 NMGS Program: Robert Torrez

NMGS May Program

Botts Hall
Albuquerque Special Collections Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the corner of Central and Edith)

Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:30 AM - Noon

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The Albuquerque Special Collections Library


The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Robert Torrez

"Law and Order and the Quest for Statehood:
A View from the Bench"

Among the many reasons it took so long for New Mexico to obtain statehood was the lawless image the territory projected during its "wild west" period. This presentation will review what the territory's executive and judicial officials thought about the rampant disregard for the law and their efforts to bring law and order to the territory in order to enhance the region's image to the rest of the nation for admittance to the Union.

Robert Torrez is the former State Historian and has numerous books and articles to his credit. Some of which are: New Mexico in 1876-1877, UFO’s Over Galisteo, Myth of the Hanging Tree, and Rio Arriba, in collaboration with Robert Trapp. Robert, an indefatigable speaker, constantly travels the state promoting its history and its people.

Click here for a copy of this announcement.

This program is free and open to the public.