Hey everyone! Hope all of you are doing well. For the past week I have been reflecting on the post-internship workshop in Colorado and how amazing it was to have all of the interns together. It was so exciting to hear about everyone’s experiences over the summer and to watch and discuss the presentations throughout the workshop. As a second … Read more
What a summer! For almost three months, I’ve been engrossed in 18th and 19th century American pioneer history. And believe me: this journey has not been easy. At times finding multicultural trail goer stories seemed almost impossible. But, what helped me get through this journey is the same passion that led me on this journey: uncovering multicultural heroism.
In a … Read more
I remember my first motorcycle ride.
It was a Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Virginia. The sun was setting and my family was visiting my mother’s long-time friend Glenda. Glenda’s husband owned a red bike. I remember wishing I could ride the bike more than anything at that moment. Somehow, my wish came true: Glenda’s husband asked if I wanted to … Read more
¡Saludos a todos! This week at the NTIR office, I’ve continued looking through archives at the Center for Southwest Research to find evidence of the Hispanic presence along Route 66 in New Mexico. Throughout my internship so far, I have been focusing on the pre-1937 of Highway 66, which ran from Los Lunas to Albuquerque and finally up towards Santa … Read more
Last weekend, I volunteered at Santa Fe’s annual Viva México festival.
Viva México is held at El Rancho De Las Golodrinas, which is located in Santa Fe along the historic El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro Trail. My volunteer role was providing information on this historic trail to festival goers. I gave out brochures, Santa Fe and Albuquerque activity … Read more
It’s been a great week here in Albuquerque! On Wednesday I met with Kaisa Barthuli, the program manager of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program at the National Trails Intermountain Region office. Kaisa is definitely a superhero when it comes to the NPS and Route 66: She runs the program entirely on her own, administering resources along the road in … Read more
My expectations were set high.
I remember every thing my professors said Santa Fe told would be: beautiful, incredible, breathtaking. After calling this place home for over a month I know what they said is true. This city breaths inspiration and international cultural, no matter where you’re from. This may sound cliche, like something you’ve heard before. But, maybe if … Read more
What an amazing weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, I helped work the table for the National Trails Intermountain Region office at the Viva Mexico festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a Spanish colonial living history museum in La Cienega, New Mexico. The historic ranch was once a paraje, or campsite along the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road … Read more
Over the weekend, Pecos National Historical Park (PNHP) kicked off Latino Conservation Week with a Scavenger Hunt geared towards families with children ages 5-10. The Scavenger Hunt wasn’t typical in that children were expected to stay on the course of the trail and mark the items off of a list rather than collect items with their hands. The exercise was … Read more
Research on the route continues! Lately I have been searching through more city directories and other archival sources at the Center for Southwest Research to find information on Hispanic-owned businesses. My methodology for collecting this information is to go through each directory and determine the owners for every business along Route 66. This information is entered into a spreadsheet, and … Read more