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The Santa Fe Public Library presents “Trivia vs. History: 400 Years, 400 Questions" on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street. Elizabeth West, author of the City of Santa Fe’s 400th Celebration book, “Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions” will discuss how she created the 400 questions and researched the answers. Joining Ms. West will be Patricia Hodapp, Director of Libraries for Santa Fe.
“I did not want to write a dull history of Santa Fe, because Santa Fe is the City Different and has so many interesting tales to tell,” Ms. West stated. Many illustrations are included in the book. Questions include number 1 “What does Santa Fe mean?” to number 400, “The debate about the settlement and founding of Santa Fe is ongoing: what is the range of years around which the debate occurs?”
Favorite questions include, “What is the difference between a farolito and a luminario?” What grocery store has served Santa Fe since the 1890’s?” What were the three earliest railroads that served Santa Fe?”
Just like the game Trivial Pursuit, the book provides the answers.