“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)


Commemorative Walkway Park

1982 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
1. 1982 Marker
Inscription.  While responding to a request to give the Last Rites to a dying man, Franciscan Father Reynaldo Rivera, rector at St. Francis Cathedral, was kidnapped and brutally murdered, sending Santa Fe and the entire state into shock. Ironically, Father Rivera was laid to rest on August 10th, the same date that the 21 Franciscan priests and friars lost their lives in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
Erected 1986 by Cecilia Redman. (Marker Number 18.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
Location. 35° 41.372′ N, 105° 55.984′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Paseo de Peralta near Otero Street. It is in Hillside Park. 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. 1985 (here, next to this marker); 1976 (here, next to this marker); 1960 (here, next to this marker); To the Future (here, next to this marker); 1945 (here, next
Markers 20, 19, 18, and 17 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
2. Markers 20, 19, 18, and 17
This marker is the second tablet from the right.
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to this marker); 1926 (here, next to this marker); 1912 (here, next to this marker); 1848 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Regarding 1982. You will find more information on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 on Marker No. 5 titled “1680” on this Commemorative Walkway Park marker series.
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 . . .  PDF file of a Case Study Concerning Father Rivera’s Murder. “Why would someone whose grandfather had had a heart attack call a priest and not also call an ambulance? Why didn’t Rivera tell the caller to call an ambulance, and that he would meet him at the hospital? But priests say their first response to a request for anointing would be to rush to the scene without interrogating the caller.” (Submitted on August 16, 2014.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Nov. 26, 2022