HOMETOWN CORRALES, A FAMILY ALBUM
By Mary Pietsch Davis
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Accompanied by a wealth of family photographs, Hometown Corrales: A Family Album tells the story of Corrales, New Mexico through the lives of many of its long-time families. The fifty-eight families profiled in the book are introduced by a brief Corrales history, providing a context for their stories. Some families trace their histories back to the early eighteenth century Hispanic founders Others came later throughout the nineteenth century and were later joined by French and Italian immigrants. Later arrivals—professionals and artists including professional photographers Dick Kent and Harvey Caplin—came after World War II. Interspersed throughout the family sections are sidebars discussing aspects of Corrales history such as an early nineteenth century militia, the Adobe Theatre, Depression-era recipes, and the Seventh-day Adventist Sandia View Academy. Brief recollections of Corrales are tucked into the text.
Mary Pietsch Davis is the author of a book on Corrales in the Arcadia Publishing series Images of America (2010) and co-authored with Kathryn Sargeant Shining River Precious Land, a popular book of oral histories from Albuquerque’s North Valley. Davis served as the historic preservation planner with the City of Albuquerque for nearly twenty years and has served as the chair of the Corrales Historical Society Archives Committee.
New Mexico native graphic artist and fellow Corrales Historical Society member Carolyn Wilder O’Mara, designed this book. She studied art at the University of New Mexico and is now retired from a career in graphic design.
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