Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
—Commemorative Walkway Park —
Erected 1986 by Mr. Ed. Berry. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 35° 41.373′ N, 105° 56.005′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from Paseo de Peralta near Otero Street. Touch for map. It is at Hillside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1610 (a few steps from this marker); 1692 (a few steps from this marker); 1776 1862 (a few steps from this marker); 1848 (a few steps from this marker); 1598 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of all 21 markers on Santa Fe’s Commemorative Walkway at Hillside Park. There is a link on the list to a map of all markers on the walkway.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. “Popé promised that, once the Spanish were killed or expelled, the ancient Pueblo gods would reward them with health and prosperity. Popé’s plan was that the inhabitants of each Pueblo would rise up and kill the Spanish in their area and then all would advance on Santa Fe (Submitted on August 13, 2014.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for Popé. “As stated by Matthew Martinez of Po’pay’s home Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, ‘it took a unique individual to orchestrate the revolt across two dozen communities who spoke six different languages and were sprawled over a distance of nearly 400 miles.’ What little we know of Po’pay the man is distorted through the lenses of the Spanish chroniclers and their Indian informants, most of whom were opposed to Po’Pay.
“Both the Spanish and the Pueblos were decimated by the revolt and its aftermath. (Submitted on August 13, 2014.)
3. About Santa Fe » Santuarios & Religious Sites » Cross of the Martyrs. “Walking up this paved trail you may notice circular fireplaces with remnants of charred coals. The fireplaces are lit with farolitos or bonfires when, during the first week in September, the city sponsors the oldest community gathering of its kind in the country, the ìFiesta de Santa Fe.î This Fiesta was inaugurated in 1692 to celebrate the peaceful return of the Spanish. On the final (Submitted on August 16, 2014.)
4. The older Cross of the Martyrs. There is an older Cross of the Martyrs on a different hillside in Santa Fe. “The cross, which commemorates the deaths of the friars and colonists, was designed by Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Edgar L. Street, and Warren G. Turley. It was constructed of reinforced concrete by the Midland Bridge Company, stands 25 feet high, is eight feet in depth, and weighs 76 tons. The cross was dedicated during the Santa Fe Fiesta in 1920. Another Cross of the Martyrs has been erected on Fort Marcy Hill by the Fiesta Council.” (Submitted on August 16, 2014.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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