February is Black History Month and this week I’m honoring Cathay Williams in my “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” atHaddon’s Musings. Perhaps you know of her? I had not heard of her until my recent trip to New Mexico. And in all honesty, I wasn’t expecting a historical lesson as I voyaged north on I-25. But indeed I did learn a lesson, courtesy of the sign below. Seriously, it almost beckoned me to pay a visit. The sign, the sky…absolutely breathtaking; it must have been the best view the sky could offer at that given moment. And I simply couldn’t resist the temptation to learn more about the signs lonely position. Clearly, I’d been bitten by the Land of Enchantment.
So this sign says:
“Born into slavery, Cathay was liberated in 1861 and worked as a cook for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1866 she enlisted…
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