Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“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)
 

Acequia Madre

 
 
Acequia Madre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
1. Acequia Madre Marker
Inscription.  

(English)

The Acequia Madre (Mother Ditch) has nourished community farmlands on the Railroad Park site and throughout Santa Fe for over 400 years. The historic counterpoint to the park's contemporary water-harvesting system, the acequia irrigates trees, gardens and grasses that are integral to the park experience. A model of communal water use, the acequia encourages community cooperation on behalf of our most precious resource.

(Spanish)

La Acequia Madre ha nutrido las tierras agricolas comunitarias en este sitio y por todo Santa Fe por mas de 400 anos. El contrapunto historico al sistema contemporaneo de recogimiento de agua en el parque, la acequia riega los arboles, los jardines, los huertos y el cesped que son aspectos integrales de la experiencia del parque. Un modelo de uso comunitario del agua, la acequia promueve cooperacion comunitaria en nombre de nuestro recurso mas precioso.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 40.768′ 
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
N, 105° 57.078′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from Cerrillos Road. Marker is located on the grounds of Santa Fe Railyard Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe NM 87505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agricultural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Railyard History (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spiegelberg Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neighborhood History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marian Myer (approx. half a mile away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Don Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Inez Bushner Gill (1918–1982) and Maralyn Budke (1936–2010) (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Acequia Madre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
2. Acequia Madre Marker
Acequia Madre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 12, 2021
3. Acequia Madre Marker
The ditch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=184934

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 29, 2024