Saturday April 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Garcia Opera House
Socorro County Historical Society
PUBLIC PRESENTATION: “SAN MARCIAL, NEW MEXICO”
Presented by: Paul Harden (SCHS Board member)
The history of San Marcial … the once bustling farming and railroad town destroyed by the 1929 and 1937 floods. Paul’s Power Point presentation contains many photos and maps of San Marcial before, during, and after the destructive floods. Includes history of the surrounding villages (Valverde, La Mesa, and Plaza Viejo), railroad operations, the Harvey House and other businesses, the bank robbery … and what happened to all the money in the bank when the flood hit? Following the presentation, descendants of San Marcial will be welcome to share their family stories.