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Local Author Presentation – Virginia Sanchez

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virginia Sanchez is the author of  “Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado”. In this presentation, she will discuss  how New Mexico Territory lost its northernmost area to Colorado in 1861 and the effects on the 7,000 nuevomexicanos living in that area. Virginia Sánchez is a historian and author from Denver. She has presented her research to audiences of the Western Historical Society, New Mexico Historical Society, Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners, and various Colorado museums and genealogical societies. Her articles have appeared in the New Mexico Historical Review, New Mexico Magazine and genealogical journals. In 2019, one of her co-authored articles received an award for best article of the year.


January 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Alamosa Library
300 Hunt Ave
Alamosa, CO 81101 United States
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