Archive for: Monticello

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.

The WPA in Sierra County

A look at the federal projects that created schools and public infrastructure in the community.

Apaches in Sierra County

This video follows the history of the Apache people of Southern New Mexico – from before annexation through the Civil War, and into the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Embree “Sonny” Hale

Embree “Sonny” Hale was born and raised in Sierra County.  In this interview he recalls his memories, mostly about Hillsboro and Monticello.

Vidal Gonzalez

Vidal was born in Garfield and taught school in Arrey.  She also has family ties in Monticello, which was called Cañada Alamosa years ago.