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Glimpses of the Past August 16 2012 Who is Alexander Doniphan

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Date: August 1, 2012
Contact: Valerie Duran, 505-425-8025

"Who Is Alexander Doniphan?"

Las Vegas, NM:  "Who Is Alexander Doniphan?" will be featured on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 7:00PMat the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street. Alexander Doniphan, author of a legal code that still forms the basis of New Mexico's Bill of Rights, served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army during the U.S. -Mexican War and led an interesting life as a soldier, attorney, and politician. Join Dr. Joe McCaffrey and discover the interesting stories of Alexander Doniphan's life.

Joe McCaffrey, a native of Albuquerque and a classmate of the late mayor, Henry O. Sanchez, graduated from St. Mary's High School, received a bachelor's and master's degree from New Mexico Highlands University, and received a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. Joe credits his love of southwest history and his interest in Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan to the late Professor Lynn I. Perrigo.

The Glimpses of the Past series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, Las Vegas, NM.

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Fort Union had the premier hospital in the region with six wards and thirty-six beds. Treatment and care was available for fifty cents per day.