The Stories

City Attorney

In 1932, my grandparents, Jake V. Gallegos and Mary Letcher, had been married for a couple of years. In February, they had a baby, my mom, Mary Louise. In his memoirs, grandpa writes about his start in public office, becoming a city attorney under J. … Continue readingCity Attorney

A Dam in a Depression

From my grandfather’s typed up memoirs, I started to learn the background history of a centerpiece of the New Deal’s legacy in New Mexico, Conchas Dam. I was intrigued and did a little more background research. The dam had a rather long political struggle before … Continue readingA Dam in a Depression