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

Pueblo of Santa Ana

Pueblo of Santa Ana Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
1. Pueblo of Santa Ana Marker
Inscription. The Keres-speaking pueblo of Santa Ana was established on its present site in 1693, as part of Diego de Vargas' reconquest of New Mexico. The spot, exposed to flooding, was poorly suited for farming, and today the residents live on their farms along the Río Grande instead of the pueblo, which is used as a ceremonial site.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 35° 24.836′ N, 106° 38.433′ W. Marker is near Bernalillo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 550 and State Road 74, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 550. Touch for map. I 25 exit 242 West on US 550 9.2 miles. Marker is in this post office area: Bernalillo NM 87004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernalillo (approx. 5.4 miles away); Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pueblo of Zía (approx. 7.4 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 8.2 miles away); La Angostura
Pueblo of Santa Ana Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
2. Pueblo of Santa Ana Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Women Veterans of New Mexico (approx. 9.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 9½ miles away); Vasquez de Coronado's Route (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernalillo.
More about this marker. Marker overlooks the Jemez River Valley. This is the back door to "La Angostura," the narrowing of the Rio Grande River at its junction with the Jemez.
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
Santa Ana Pueblo Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
3. Santa Ana Pueblo Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Marker Maps The state's Official Scenic Historic Markers usually have a map on the reverse side showing the location of more local markers. For the ardent historical marker seeker, these maps are mines of information, waiting for extraction.
Santa Ana Pueblo Gate image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
4. Santa Ana Pueblo Gate
The pueblo road, BIA 74 starting from this marker is gated and locked as shown in this photo.
Pueblo of Santa Ana image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
5. Pueblo of Santa Ana
Closed to the public.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2010.   5. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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