The Estancia Press

The heart of a small town in central New Mexico still beats through a turn of century Chandler and Price platen press. This press that once chronicled the life of Estancia New Mexico still functions today at the New Mexico History Museum. We go back in time to learn how the Estancia Press contributed to the life of this small town and recorded it! And, we learn about how the press printed Jack Thorp’s seminal 1908 book Songs of the Cowboys. Palace Press Curator Tom Leech, former Palace Press Curator Pam Smith and Estancia historian Morrow Hall share insights. Featured is music from Songs of the Cowboys performed by Mark L. Gardner and Rex Rideout.

LESSON PLAN (PDF)

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