SANTA FE, N.M. — When you start reading about the history of Santa Fe during the first half of the 20th century – maybe stretching into the second half when you consider the hippie invasion – it sounds like a wilder and crazier place to hang out than it has been in recent decades.
At least it seemed that way for nonconformist Anglos sweeping in with money and/or lack of care about money.
Consider the White sisters and their costume parties at “El Delirio,” now the home of the low-key and serious School for Advanced Research. Or the Cinco Pintores paying off their bar bills at El Farol with paintings on its adobe walls.
And now we have the stories from La Fonda, gathered in a book put together with essays by a number of contributors, including some who have overseen the latest set of renovations at that former Harvey House.
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