May Glimpses of the Past

Woman in front of Fort Union
Woman in front of Fort Union

Richard Gonzales

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News Release Date: May 10, 2017

Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025

Glimpses of the Past: “Amazing Women of the Wild West: Territorial New Mexico”

Watrous, NM: As the United States took control of the southwest it set the stage for one of the most turbulent periods in New Mexico’s history as cultures and identities clashed and melded. This period would be long remembered as the “Wild West.” Women often had lives very different from their Victorian counterparts in the East and it took a strong will and quick it to survive and thrive. Learn about some of the incredible women who would come to define the “Wild” Territorial period of New Mexico. Ms. VannAnn Moore brings to life Dona Tules, Susan Magoffin, and Lydia Spencer Lane as examples of what it took to survive in the Wild West.
 This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025. You can find our free APP in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Search for Fort Union National Monument. Visit, or like on us on Facebook

Last updated: May 10, 2017

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