Book Launch and Signing: ‘Legendary Locals of Santa Fe’



Event Description

Founded in 1610, Santa Fe has been a beacon for those yearning for adventure, a different way of life, a place of expression and the opportunity to meld the old with the new. Designated America's first United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Creative City in 2005, Santa Fe is home to people from around the world.

Legendary Locals of Santa Fe pays tribute to a diverse group of individuals who through different eras have contributed to the city's vitality: Native American Po'pay, leader of the Pueblo Revolt; world-renowned sculptor Allan Houser; priest Padre Antonio Martinez, who brought the city's first printing press; Pulitzer Prize authors Willa Cather and Oliver La Farge; Fray Angelico Chavez, Santa Fe's preeminent historian; Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby; Stewart L. Udall, former Secretary of the Interior under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; and Sgt. Leroy A. Petry, the 2011 Medal of Honor recipient.

All share an enduring spirit and belief in the community that the Spanish explorers had the foresight to name "the City of Holy Faith."

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or at or (888)-313-2665.

Mayor David Coss will be there to declare it "Legendary Locals of Santa Fe Day," entertainment will be provided by Grupo Zia, and refreshments will be served.

Each book in Arcadia Publishing’s Legendary Locals imprint delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history.