Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Location. 35° 41.222′ N, 105° 56.315′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on East San Francisco Street at Santa Fe Plaza, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. End of Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 (within shouting distance of this To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Annexation of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . La Castrense on the Plaza. Article by Gregg Gonzales. “Donaciano Vigil, formerly a secretary and governor of the Territory of New Mexico, 1847–1848, was selected to serve on jury duty. Vigil told Judge Baker, in front of the other jury members, that he wanted no part in serving and asked to be excused. He felt that conducting civil matters in a church would be a desecration of a holy place. Judge Baker called an hour and a half recess, and told the jury that their swearing in would be continued after the recess. The jurors and others gathered on the Plaza, and soon a petition was circulated. More than 1,000 signatures were gathered demanding the return of La Castrense, to the Catholic faith. Judge Baker, fearing for his life, fled and sought protection from the angry crowd with the American military and officials of the Catholic Church.” (Submitted on April 28, 2013.)
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