Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History, Part 2)

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Josefita Otero dies on October 19th, 1951. But dies in San Diego CA.   Josefita Manderfield (1874-1951) was the daughter of William and Josefa Salazar Manderfield. Manderfield’s father was the founder of the Santa Fe New Mexican. She was married to George Washington Armijo, who was a Rough Rider and later a delegate to the … Read moreLuna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History, Part 2)

Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (Ghost Stories)

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Interview with David Scoville (manager) I came to work at the Luna Mansion in 1979 and worked as a kitchen manager until 1983. After that, I left eventually returned after a three-year absence. But the present position is general manager/owner. I know a lot of history about the mansion and of stories of the ghosts … Read moreLuna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (Ghost Stories)

Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History)

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The home of members of the politically powerful Luna family, the Tranquilino Luna House was constructed in the early 1880’s. This house is probably the best example of an extant adobe Victorian residence in New Mexico and has retained most of its original design. Tranquilino Luna, son of merchant-farmer JosĀ£ Antonio Luna and his wife … Read moreLuna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History)

Workers Say Ghost Shares Luna Mansion

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On slow nights at the Luna Mansion it is said Josefita Otero swirls proudly through the grand house she loved and made so charmingly beautiful. “Everything that this house became is because of Josefita,” restaurant manager David Scovill says. Josefita, or “Pepe,” is dead, but Scovill and other employees of the restaurant insist Pepe still … Read moreWorkers Say Ghost Shares Luna Mansion