There will be a public book signing of “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe” by Ana Pacheco who is a writer/columnist for the ‘Santa Fe New Mexican’ newspaper. (She is a descendent of ‘Diego de Vargas’ who led the resettlement of Santa Fe in 1692). The book signing will be held at the ‘Genoveva Chavez Center’ at Santa Fe, N.M. on Mar. 17, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. The book includes former alumni & supporters of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). Some of those names include, Jim Rivera, Allan Houser, Maria Benitez & Carl Tsosie. The town’s mayor David Coss will be in attendance to proclaim the day, “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe Day.” Entertainment will be provided by ‘Grupo Zia’ & refreshments will also be served.
According to the official website of ‘Arcadia Publishing’ here is the synopsis of the 128 page book ‘Legendary Locals of Santa Fe.’ - “Founded in 1610 - Santa Fe has been a beacon for those yearning for adventure - a different way of life - a place of expression - and the opportunity to meld the old with the new. Designated America's first United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization creative city in 2005 - Santa Fe is home to people from around the world. “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe” pays tribute to a diverse group of individuals - who through different eras have contributed to the city's vitality.”
Here is the partial list of names from that book, - “Native American “Po'pay” - leader of the Pueblo Revolt - World-renowned sculptor Allan Houser - Priest ‘Padre Antonio Martinez’, who brought the city's first printing press - Pulitzer Prize authors ‘Willa Cather’ and ‘Oliver La Farge’ - ‘Fray Angelico Chavez’, Santa Fe's preeminent historian - Santa Fe Opera founder ‘John Crosby’ - ‘Stewart L. Udall’, former Secretary of the Interior under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations - ‘Sgt. Leroy A. Petry’, the 2011 Medal of Honor recipient. All share an enduring spirit and belief in the community that the Spanish explorers had the foresight to name "The City of Holy Faith."
Below is a list of book sellers online where you can purchase “Legendary Locals of Santa Fe” in both hard cover & paperback. You can also bid for the book over at ‘Ebay.’