Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Ms. Dorothy Smoker
Email jsmoker@att.net
Phone 505/989-4732
Address 21 Kwahe Ridge Rd.
Santa Fe, NM  87506
Biographical Info Dorothy Thompson Smoker is a retired educator. Her life-long interest in Southwest history and community theater have brought historical women back to life.
Program Title LAND OF LUZ: Maria de la Luz Beaubien Maxwell
Character Name Maria de la Luz Beaubien Maxwell
Program Description Luz Maxwell (1829-1900), tells her story from childhood in Taos to settling the Beaubien- Miranda Grant with her husband Lucien Maxwell. Her life is touched by Padre Martinez, Gov. Manuel Armijo, Kit Carson, Charles Fremont, the Bents, Gen. S.W. Kearny and others. She relates experiences during the Taos Rebellion, the Santa Fe Trail, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Indian attacks, the gold rush and land disputes.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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