Fueled by his passion for the history of the Spanish, Mexican and American frontier, Jeffrey M. Hengesbaugh spent his twenties and thirties traversing thousands of miles on horseback recreating and reliving the lifestyle of the 1830s mountain man.
His longest sojourn was a three thousand mile journey from Arizona to Canada--over a half year of living off the land. These excursions whet his appetite for the history of the borderlands, The Spanish-Mexican West and the American fur trade in the Southwest.
A self-taught historian and anthropologist, Jeff makes his livelihood selling antiquities or renting his collection as props to the
many period movies shot in Northern New Mexico. His inventory specializes in arms and armor, religious colonial items, furniture, horse equipment and objects related to frontier survival and the West.
Appropriately enough, Hengesbaugh lives on the Santa Fe Trail in the village of Glorieta in northern New Mexico where he operates Exposing History, The Glorieta Prop House, and writes magazine articles, books, screenplays and musicals, and continues his historical research.