Rafael Chacon

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Rafael Chacon
Duran, Denise Lavato ( lender )
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Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado ( lcsh )
Mexican Americans -- Colorado -- 1900-1910
Hispanic Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- Colorado -- 1900-1910
Retired military personnel -- Pictorial works -- Colorado ( lcsh )
Military uniforms -- Pictorial works ( lcsh )
Studio portraits. ( aat )
Portrait photographs. ( gmgpc )
Digital images. ( aat )
Digital images. ( gmgpc )
picture ( marcgt )
Studio portraits ( aat )
Portrait photographs ( gmgpc )
Digital images ( aat )
Digital images ( gmgpc )


Studio portrait of Major Rafael Chacón (retired). He is dressed in his United States Army uniform. His jackets has two rows of brass buttons, he wears a cap and has a sword at his waist. He stands in front of a painted backdrop.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
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Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
General Note:
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.
General Note:
From inventory: "José Rafael Chacón (known as Rafael Chacon) born April 22, 1833 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When 12 years old, he attended the military academy in Mexico and by 1855, Rafael was a sergeant in Col. Ceran St. Vrain's Battalion. He fought at the battle of Valverde in February 1862. He was with Kit Carson in the transfer of Indians from Navajo country and was commander of Fort Stanton. He 0was discharged from the army as a major. Rafael married Juana María Paiz on April 15, 1858 in Peñasco, New Mexico. In November 1870, after being discharged from the army, they came to Las Animas County to the home of Juana's father Rafael Paiz. in 1871, they moved to a ranch in Sarcillo Canyon, south of Gulnare, Colorado. Rafael served in the senate of the territorial legislature of New Mexico and as clerk of the senate and justice of the peace in Chamisal, New Mexico. He served in other public office position and the hospital in Trinidad was named Mount San Rafael after him. He died on July 23, 1925."
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Scanned image from loaned collection.
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Title inked on original.

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Source Institution:
Auraria Library
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Auraria Library
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Resource Identifier:
744465727 ( OCLC )