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Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society
Annual Membership Dinner
January 12, 2013
Silver City Woman's Club
Doors open at 6pm
Dinner at 6:30
$15 a person
Please RSVP by the 10th
Dr. Grandrud’s presentation is entitled, “Interlude in Tularosa,” and focuses on a brief 2-year period in the federal career of Benjamin M. Thomas, a health-seeker from the Midwest who arrived in Santa Fe in 1870, had instrumental roles in New Mexico and Arizona territorial events, and died in 1892 while serving as Secretary of New Mexico Territory under
Governor L. Bradford Prince.
In November 1872, Benjamin M. Thomas was appointed head of the Southern Apache Agency and for almost two years, he worked with bands of the Southern Apaches who lived in southwestern New Mexico Territory. The Indians were often called Warm Springs Apaches because of their ancestral lands around the hot springs of Ojo Caliente.