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Jack & Grace Cain

Jack and Grace Cain still live on their ranch north of Engle, which is about 15 miles from Rhodes Canyon.  Jack is known as the “Traveling Preacher” and has brought the Lord to many a rural New Mexican. He currently preaches at Engle Church.  Grace, the good woman behind every good preacher, taught 5th grade science at T or C Elementary during her professional life.  She also taught “Ag in the Classroom” courses to educators all over the state.

Pete Padilla

Pete Padilla was born in 1950 in San Miguel, on land his great-grandfather homesteaded. He talks about his family’s history in San Miguel, including their day-to-day life and involvement in building the church. Other topics covered include the local acequias and irrigation methods, a few unsolved murders, the interesting shape of the San Miguel Church, and puncture vine, also known as goatheads.

Walter and Viola Armijo

The early history of Las Palomas and its church as told by Walter Armijo, who was raised there by his uncle. His wife Viola is also a long-time resident of Sierra County.

St. Jude Mission, Winston

Lucy Gurule takes Sherry Fletcher on a tour of the St. Jude Church in Winston, describing how it came to be and listing the community members who were involved in building it.