Another Time in This Place

Historia, Cultura y Vida en Questa, New Mexico, USA

Tessie Rael de Ortega and Judith Cuddihy

Table of Contents

Front Matter From Our Hearts and Minds From the Record The Cycle of Birth, Life & Death Everyday Life in the 1920’s to 1940’s Appendix

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Floyd Hamblen

The boy that grew up in Questa, who was an integral part of the community, merchant, farmer and a prosperous business man. – by J.P. Rael

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Our Houses

Questa’s first homes were made in a U shape. That way when the Indians came to attack them, they closed the gates in the plazuela

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Additional Reading

Abert, Lieutenant James Willian. Expedition to the Southwest: An 1845 Reconnaissance of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1999
Arny, W.F.M.

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Don Diego Vigil

Don Diego Vigil lived in this valley for many years and during his stay he was very active and prosperous in all his enterprises.

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Rael family history

“It is very certain, or almost certain, that only one Rael came to the New Continent and that he came as a soldier from Spain and that is how the name Rael originated.”

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