1952: The Search for a Soap Box Derby Killer, Mr Potato Head and Annie Baca Wins a Radio Jackpot

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Did you know that, in 1952, a Santa Fe girl who worked at the counter at Taichert's Five & Dime won nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes on a national radio contest? What she did with her jackpot, you'll never guess.

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.