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Ojo Caliente in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
1. Santa Cruz Marker
Inscription.  The Santa Cruz Catholic Church was built after 1793 and was licensed on January 13, 1811, and blessed on January 3, 1812.

The restoration of the historic Santa Cruz Catholic Church of Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, began in April, 1991, by the community of Ojo Caliente and other volunteers, assisted by the New Mexico Community Foundation. It was completed on September 16, 1994. The blessing and rededication by Archbishop Michael Sheehan occurred on September 24, 1994.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1865.
 
Location. 36° 18.171′ N, 106° 2.845′ W. Marker is in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is on State Road 414 just west of U.S. 285 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ojo Caliente NM 87549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Rito (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named El Rito (approx. 8.3 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 8.4 miles away);
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Embudo Stream-Gaging Station (approx. 9 miles away); Rio Grande Gaging Station (approx. 9 miles away); Velarde (approx. 9.9 miles away); Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 12˝ miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Santa Cruz and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
2. Santa Cruz and Marker
Closeup to the Right of the Doors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
3. Closeup to the Right of the Doors
“Clapper to the old La Santa Cruz Catholic Church Bell.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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