Major Entertainment Events

The following are source documents which cover Major Entertainment Events. They are intended to be used for teaching New Mexico history.

Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

  • Start Plans Now for Ceremonial to be Held Next Year
    Newspaper Article - The Gallup Independent
    The articles in 1922 have been restricted from the Access Newspaper Archive database. This article talks about the second Indian ceremonial, which in effect defines the existance of the first. This was a long article and is presented in two parts.

Start of Santa Fe Opera

  • First Opera Season Starts at Santa Fe
    Newspaper Article - Farmington Daily Times
    This article summarizes the start-up of the Santa Fe Opera. The Farmington article provided a shorter summary. There are other articles providing additional details on and around this

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

  • Albuquerque Balloon Event Getting Boosts
    Newspaper Article - Alamogordo Daily News
    This article is a summary of the early balloon fiesta activities. This reflects what was seen in Alamogordo. There are other longer articles published around this time frame that provide additional
  • Use for Hot Air: Balloon Races Pending
    Newspaper Article - Albuquerque Journal
    This article describes the plans for the first hot-air balloon race in Albuquerque.  This describes the start of the events that led to the formation of the Albuquerque International Balloon

Norman Petty Studio in Clovis

  • Norman Petty Recordings Put Clovis on Map
    Newspaper Article - Clovis News Journal
    The original article about Norman Petty is long. An important part of the article is the association of Norman Petty with Buddy Holly. Due to the length of the article, only excerpts are provided. The article was written after Buddy was killed in an

Initial New Mexico State Fair

Pari-Mutuel Betting

  • Side Lights
    Newspaper Article - Clovis New Mexico Evening News
    This short article time stamps when pari-mutual betting was authorized in New Mexico. It also has other interesting

Indian Casinos

  • Potential Problem
    Newspaper Article - Roswell Daily Record
    This article describes the status of Indian gaming in New Mexico. The article also addresses the U. S. Supreme Court position on the sale of liquor on the

First Intercollegiate Championship

  • NMMI Plays Top Polo in Beating Favored Tigers
    Newspaper Article - Las Cruces Sun News
    NMMI won the first intercollegiate sporting event in New Mexico and this is the article announcing this. NMMI was a four-year college at this

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