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Chatting About the Past

Author Lynda Sánchez shows and tells


ith a program called “From Bootleg Whisky, Billy the Kid & Apaches,” author Lynda Sánchez will bring show and tell items for her program about the little-known aspects of storytelling, legends and information about some of our region’s heritage for a program at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Capitan Public Library. Historian and educator Sánchez is also a director and public outreach liaison for the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project. She has written many caving-related articles as well as 250 plus historical articles for Arizona Highways, True West, New Mexico Magazine and other journals. As co-author of the new book “12 Miles From Daylight (Fort Stanton Cave and the Snowy River Discovery)” Sánchez will talk about why New Mexico’s Fort Stanton Cave is now a world class cave, and how its early history during the infamous Lincoln County War was part of local lore as a hotbed of bootlegging and counterfeiting. Additionally, she will share little known tales of Billy the Kid, the Apaches and how a German compass made her re-think history. Sanchez’s Peace Corps work in South America as well as archaeological field work in the Southwest, Mexico and Belize greatly influenced and

guided her to the colorful mosaic representing folk heroes, legends and history of our region. Author or co-author of six books and a member of Western Writers of America, Sánchez served on the BLM Resource Advisory Council, was President of the Lincoln County Historical Society, helped preserve Fort Stanton, and taught workshops funded by the National Science Foundation using the science of Archaeology as the inspiration for exciting and new approaches to education. Sánchez has received several state and national awards in these fields. Light refreshments will be served after the program. For information call the Capitan Public Library at 575-3543035. The library is located at 101 E. Second St. in Capitan.


Pfeiffer’s Journey

Paintings in new art show cover a full life


rtist Jacob Pfeiffer’s long journey covers 80-plus years and two continents. During the course of his life, he developed his artistic talent, painting scenes that show the pioneer days through contemporary times. A show featuring his work will be displayed in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, from Aug. 17 through Dec. 2. Pfeiffer, who moved to Las Cruces in 2013, specializes in oil painting on canvas and linen. His works in the show feature

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scenes of Native Americans and early settlers, animals, and even scenes of local sites like the Museum and the Las Cruces Farmers’ & Crafts Market. There are 26 included in the show. Growing up in Romania, Pfeiffer began drawing pictures of animals as a young child. “In World War II, Romania fell to Communism,” Pfeiffer said. “At age 12, my parents and I fled on foot to Austria. There, I learned of American Indians who had also lost their way of life, and I began to portray them when they were self-reliant and free.” Pfeiffer came to the United

States when he was 19, worked at various jobs and took art classes at night. Soon, a prominent Cincinnati gallery offered him a solo show that was a great success. “I was their ‘Western artist’ for decades, and was also picked up by galleries out West,” he said. “With my wife and two young sons, we bought a farm, growing much of our own and our animals’ food.” Pfeiffer said his work has evolved over the years, depending on the subject matter. He has received dozens of awards and his work has been displayed in galleries all over the country.

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