The life and legacy of Tibo J. Chavez Sr.
(La Historia del Rio Abajo is a regular column about Valencia County history written by members of the Valencia County Historical Society.
The author of this month’s column is the past president of the Valencia County Historical Society and a professor of history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.
The author wishes to thank the Chavez family, especially Tibo J. Chavez Jr., and Rico Gonzalez of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts for their assistance with this month’s column.
Opinions expressed in this and all columns of La Historia del Rio Abajo are the author’s only and not necessarily those of the Valencia County Historical Society or any other group or individual.)