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?
A camel came into the posession of the depot quartermaster at Fort Union in 1862. This was one of several brought to the Southwest as a possible means of transporting military supplies.