1942: Flying Aces, Yankee Doodle Girls and The Revenge of Baleful the Brutal

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Did you know that, in 1942, the light Cruiser USS Santa Fe was christened not with a bottle of champagne, but with a bottle of water from the Santa Fe River?

I'm Art Encinias, born and raised in Santa Fe, and each week I explore my hometown's hidden history on the Santa Fe Hometown Project. Join me on an amazing trip through time and spend one year in the life of one city, the city of Santa Fe, my hometown.