Ernest Martinez was born in Mora, NM. His parents moved to Dawson, NM when he was in kindergarten and then the family moved back to Mora. After two years in Mora, he returned to Dawson to live with an uncle. Ernest graduated from Dawson High School in 1934. He was a school teacher in San Jose, CA at one time. He is 93 years old now and has wonderful, fond memories of Dawson and his years living there with his family. While in Dawson, his family lived at 1533 Old Capitan Road. This poem expresses his feelings of those years and the friends he had there who became so dear to him.

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