Glimpses of the Past August 16 2012 Who is Alexander Doniphan
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"Who Is Alexander Doniphan?"
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.
Did You Know?
Freemasons were among the first to advocate for the preservation of Fort Union, the site where two Masonic lodges had been founded. On January 23, 1929, the members of Chapman Lodge No. 2 at Las Vegas (one of the lodges which had its origins at Fort Union in 1862) selected a committee to "have Fort Union declared a national monument."