During the years immediately following World War I, Lansing Bloom was hired at the Museum of New Mexico charged with directing the Museum’s War History Service. In this capacity, he was responsible for compiling the biographical records and information about New Mexico’s 16,000 World War I veterans. Toward this end, Bloom conducted a survey of surviving WWI veterans of NM. Approximately seventy-percent of the surveys were returned and are housed today at the New Mexico State Archives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In 2018, Colorado resident, Dr. John Valdez began doing research on World War I Veterans from Taos County. During his research at the state archives, he located the surveys and from the information contained in them, began to disaggregate the names of the respondents and their respective communities.
This combined research can be found in a spreadsheet developed by Dr. Valdez. This spreadsheet includes Taos County WWI Veterans on the first tab and tabs for the following villages: Costilla, Chamisal, Rodarte, Taos, Sapello, Valdez, Questa, Ranchos de Taos, Cerro, Pina, Red River, Tres Pedras, Peñasco, Talpa, Arroyo Seco, Arroyo Hondo, Trampas, and a tab that includes some names from Carson, Dixon, Holman, Naranjos, Ojo Caliente, Prado and Rio Pueblo.