New Mexico Humanities Council, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Technology Council, is planning a new THATCamp for January 14, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Central New Mexico THATCamp will be convening from 10 am – 5 pm in the Domenici Education Building of the NHCC, then gathering for a mixer at Fatpipe ABQ, from 7 – 10 pm. are asking for a $25 registration fee, which can be submitted through PayPal or paid at the door with cash or check. This will cover lunch and a t-shirt. However, no one will be turned away because they can’t afford the conference fee. Details about the event are available at http://centralnewmexico2017.thatcamp.org/.
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|June 21, 1860 - Congress approves the Maxwell Land Grant, 1,714,765 acres granted by the Mexican government to Charles Beaubien in 1841 and later acquired by Lucien B. Maxwell who married Beaubien's daughter Luz. The Maxwells later bought out other family members and eventually sold the grant to foreign investors in 1872. Maxwell, who many said was a very generous man, eventually died broke. He allowed many squatters to establish homes on the grant and when the new owners began evicting them the Colfax County War erupted.|
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