Book Talk with David Remley

David Remley will be speaking about his recent book Adios Nuevo Mexico: the Santa Fe Journal of John Watts in 1859 at the Silver City Public Library on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm. The library is located at 515 West College Avenue in Silver City, and the event is free and open to the public. On research for a book in Bloomington, Indiana, David came across this teen age boy’s diary, kept in Santa Fe just before the Civil War. Watts’ father, Judge John S. Watts, of the Territorial Supreme Court, was a political friend of President Lincoln, and a charter member of the Santa Fe Ring. “Perhaps of greatest interest,” wrote historian David J. Weber, “is the diary’s intimate view of daily life in Santa Fe.”

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