Photo ca. 1885 - Henry Nathan Jaffa, first Mayor of New Albuquerque. A Jewish German immigrant, arrived in 1884, merchant, President of the Board of Trade that won incorporation for the town in 1885. Running on the People’s Ticket, was elected mayor in 1885. He and Town Trustees faced chronic gambling, lynchings, shootouts, opium dens and brothels, as well as need for streets, sewers, water system, new bridge, electric and gas utilities, and police and fire departments - and had a budget surplus after their term ended. From Cobb Memorial Collection, CSWR.