"There was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world." Willa Cather
Tedo pasa en este mundo....
Where's our water? Santa Fe is in the throes of the driest winter since the late 1800s. The guy on the left is a relatively lucky fellow.
Of course, even in 1937 people were bemoaning the disappearance of water:
"Oh then we had all the water we wanted. Now the water company has all the water, which used to belong to us. You would not believe it but this dry river bed used to have willows growing along its banks from Santa Fe to Clenega. We had good ditches to carry water to all these lands. We raised much corn and wheat. Oh we lived well then, from the land but now that in all past. Only if God to willing to send us raid do we raise anything now. 'Tedo pasa en este mundo.' Everything passes in this world. Aug 11 [1937?], Lorin W. Brown, informant Nicolas Lopez of Agua Fria. Library of Congress collection.
Photo by Arthur Rothstein. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection (LC-USF34-002291-E DLC).
The New Mexico water resources site (Regents of New Mexico State University), provides an excellent homeschooling framework and local context for New Mexico history.