Jose E. Miera founded the famous Owl Bar and Cafe in San Antonio, New Mexico. His granddaughter, my mom's second cousin, is now the owner of the restaurant.
Jose witnessed an event of great historic importance: the first atomic bomb test. And, supposedly, he knew about it before it happened. According to a story told by his granddaughter, soldiers told him to watch for something spectacular to happen on the morning of July 16, 1945. That's when he saw a bright flash in the morning sky. For more about this story, check out this link.
For more information about San Antonio, NM and the Owl Bar, check out this link. In my opinion, the Owl Bar has the best green chili cheeseburgers on the planet.