Woman's white satin right boot with nine-button scalloped-edge closure and slight Louis heel. Worn by Lenore Barela de Garcia, the daughter of Senator Casimiro Barela of Trinidad, Colorado.
Woman's white satin right boot with nine-button scalloped-edge closure and slight Louis heel. Worn by the daughter of Senator Casimiro Barela of Trinidad, Colorado.
Donated in 1991 as "society property".
Wedding shoes of Mrs. Leonor Barela De Garcia, daughter of Senator Casimiro Barela of Trinidad. Leonor was one of three surviving out of nine original children from Casimiro and his first wife, Maria Josefa Ortiz.
Casimiro Barela was born in 1847 in what became New Mexico. He is often called "The Father of the Colorado Senate" as he worked for 40 years in legislature. He was an advocate of the Spanish-speaking community, and helped write the Colorado Constitution, insisting it be published in English, Spanish, and German in order to be read by all folks in the state. He supported women's suffrage, was a successful landowner, and donated all of the land for the Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO. In addition, Casimiro ran a blacksmith shop, worked as postmaster, and helped run two newspapers out of southern Colorado.