Photo ca. 1890 - Sheriff Perfecto Armijo, his family and Anglo-American friends on a picnic in Bear Canyon in Sandia Mountains. Mrs. Anita Armijo (left), Mrs. Hall (center), Dr. John S. Easterday, R. P. Hall (right) and children. Many early Easterners learned to speak Spanish and honored local Hispanic traditions. Armijo was the well-respected, three-term elected Sheriff of Bernalillo County and Old Albuquerque. He and his deputies policed rowdy New Albuquerque until a town merchant police force was organized there. Armijo family had been leading citizens of NM for centuries. From Cobb Memorial Collection, CSWR.