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Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025
: Capitan Rafael Chacón survived some of the most historically significant moments in the formation of modern-day New Mexico, from the establishment of a wild and new territory all the way to statehood. During the invasion of his homeland by the U.S. in 1846, he commanded a Mexican Army artillery position before the surrender of Santa Fe, and in the Civil War, Chacón was be critical in rallying volunteers to the defense of New Mexico and was vocal against the racial prejudices his troops were often subjected to. Join Dr. Enrique Lamadrid as he brings Rafael Chacón's story to life in a program held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00PM.
The Glimpses of the Past series are free in partnership with the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, visit www.nps.gov/foun, or like on us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortUnionNM.