“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)


1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
1. 1850 Marker

For a quarter century after 1821 New Mexico was part of Mexico and within the Diocese of Durango, Mexico. During this period secular (diocesan) priests replaced members of the Franciscan Order. The diocesan priests, many of whom were native New Mexicans, were trained in Durango, Mexico. The most famous of this generation were Fathers Antonio José Martínez of Taos, José Manuel Gallegos of Abiquiu and Juan Felipe Ortiz of Santa Fe. They were intelligent, strong-willed and patriotic New Mexicans. Juan Felipe Ortiz was Vicar and head of the church in New Mexico when Bishop Jean Batiste Lamy arrived in 1850 to establish the new Archdiocese of Santa Fe under the administration of the Catholic Church of the U.S. Ortiz, Martínez and Gallegos were important figures in New Mexican society during the difficult transition from Mexican to U.S. rule.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 35° 
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41.224′ N, 105° 56.165′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on 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. 1848 (here, next to this marker); 1788 (here, next to this marker); 1998 (here, next to this marker); 1712 (here, next to this marker); 1827 (here, next to this marker); 1777 (here, next to this marker); 1630 (here, next to this marker); Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2021
2. 1850 Marker
The marker is the seventh of eight markers in this semicircle in Cathedral Park, just south of East Palace Avenue.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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