Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1573 King Felipe II of Spain decreed an end to expeditions of conquest. However, on April 19, 1583 he directed the Viceroy of New Spain to contract with a responsible citizen to settle New Mexico at his own expense primarily to see to the conversion of the agricultural Pueblo peoples. Don Juan de Oñate, son of a wealthy Zacatecas, Mexico mining family, was ultimately awarded the contract in 1595. The religious and missionary needs of the region became the responsibility of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) based on two previous Franciscan missionary efforts in 1540 and 1581. The Franciscans would remain until the expulsion of Spanish friars after Mexican Independence in 1821. The Franciscans were replaced by secular (diocesan) priests between 1821 and 1848. However, the resultant scarcity of clergy led to the growth of the Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, also known as the Penitente Brotherhood. The Franciscans returned to New Mexico in 1900.
In Loving Memory of Marc Hayes Rivera
June 28, 1964 - March 14, 1999
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1999.
Location. 35° 41.205′ N, 105° 56.177′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from East Palace Avenue east of Cathedral Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1598 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 1598 (here, next to this marker); 1540 (here, next to this marker); 1607 (a few steps from this marker); 1610 (a few steps from this marker); 1620 (a few steps from this marker); The Labyrinth (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.