Huning Highland Images by Cindy Carson

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Raswan’s East Mountain Ranch

Renowned Arabian horse breeder and author, Carl Raswan, moved to New Mexico in about 1939 and developed a 90 acre site just south of San Antonito into a horse ranch. He is featured in the East Mountain Historical Society publication, Timelines of the East Mountains. I’ve written a little more about him here. The photo above is from the dust jacket on the 1961 edition of his 1942 book for young adults, Drinkers of the Wind.

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Historic Albuquerque Neighborhoods

KRQE has a recent story (December 21, 2022) by Scott Brown that features an interview with TACA President Ann Carson and photos of TACA’s Preservation Station. The neighborhoods of Princess Jeanne and the North Valley are also described with interviews and illustrations. It provides a good overview of just a few of Albuquerque’s diverse neighborhoods.

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Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration

At the Albuquerque Museum through February 12th.

The exhibition reassembles the paintings that were in Cole’s studio when he died in 1848 and explores the significance of Cole’s late work for art in America. Thomas Cole was the founder of the Hudson River School. This group of painters established an iconic style of American landscape painting.

Items from the English-American painter’s studio at Albuquerque Museum.

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Bending Bosque Cottonwood

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TACA President Ann Carson

Ann at the New Mexico History Museum. Bench design was based on one at her home.

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50th Balloon Fiesta!

Photo: Cindy Carson
Photo: Cindy Carson
Photo: Cindy Carson
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Memorial for Chan Graham

A memorial for Chan will be held on Friday, October 7, 10:00 am, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Paradise Hills.
The church was designed by Chan and built in 1966. It retains 12 of his stained glass windows.

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Chan Graham 1927 – 2022

Chan Graham, Sawmill Market 2021


TACA members were sad to hear that board member Chan Graham has died. Read an earlier post about him here.

Joe Sabatini sent the news, noting than Chan had been a member of TACA since its first efforts to save Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel. He described one of Chan’s projects in the North Valley: the All Nations Assembly of God.

Chan designed it in a way that the congregation could build it themselves with adobe bricks that they made. It was one of Chan’s  favorite projects during his long architectural career, and the site of Chan and Tamara’s wedding.

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