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7. CORINA GONZALES MAKING CHICOS, Primera Agua, October 1960
Corina Gonzales with her son Tony on the left and Billy on the right, outside of their home, cooking "chicos" in the outdoor horno.  The photo was taken near Primera Agua Road. Making chicos was a way to preserve corn for family meals.  Sweet corn, left on the cob, was steamed and then roasted in the outdoor oven.  Finally, the hard, dry kernels  were removed from the cob and stored.  Chicos were boiled with ham hocks or pork for flavor, or with beans.

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12. LUIS GONZALES BRINGING HOME THE WOOD, Primera Agua, 1957
Luis Gonzales is bringing the load of wood, in a horse-drawn wagon, for the family's wood stoves.  A storage shed is on the right, and the outhouse is on the left.  The photo was taken off of Primera Agua Road, next to Camino de Santo Nino Road.

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16. SHERIFF’S DEPUTY TOM HERRERA WITH MILITARY POLICE, Bartola Baca, 1951
Tom Herrera between two military policemen after breaking up a fight in a Bartola Baca bar.

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24. SERVANDO GONZALES, with army baseball team, 1916
Servando is sitting second from the right
The photo was taken when Servando was in the army, probably in Arizona.  He played first base and pitched.

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40. MIDWIVES,  San Antonio area


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76. CLEANING BEANS
Olympio and Antonia Candelaria, with son Ernest Candelaria in the middle.  Ernest's mother and father are cleaning the beans they raised.  The beans were picked up from the tub with a bucket and thrown into the air so that wind could remove dirt and seed covers from them.

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151.   POTTERY WORKER Melisendro Rael, San Antonio School, 1950s

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152.  OPEN WELL, 1950s

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153. .  BOOKMOBILE, ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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154. EAST MOUNTAIN FARM SCENE, 1950S

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MAKING ADOBES, San Antonito, 1957 or 1958
Leandro Garcia, standing with the shovel, was making the adobes.  Assisted by friends, he made about 300 a day for sale.

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178.  STORE AT CHARLES CAMPO HOME, San Antonio (before 1930)
The wall at the right was part of a dance hall, which was torn down in the mid-1940s. Pablo Gonzales is on the horse.
Charles Campo was born in Naples, Italy, and came to San Antonio in the 1880s.  By the 1890s he had built a store, saloon, and dancehall to adjoin his home.  He raised a flourishing orchard and vineyard. Campo also mined a gypsum deposit in the vicinity of CaΖoncito, quarried limestone, and operated several lime kilns in the Tijeras area.  He died arouond 1937.

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217. WEDDING PARTY, Tijeras, around 1934
The photo was taken in Tijeras, at the end of the road behind the old Santo Nino church. 

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231. ACEQUIA AREA ON PEREA LAND