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Near Laguna in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San José De La Laguna Mission

 
 
San José De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. San José De La Laguna Mission Marker
Inscription.
(Front of Marker:)
The picturesque mission church of San José de la Laguna was built around 1706 by Fray Antonio Miranda and shows the single – aisle floor plan commonly used in pueblo churches. It has been repaired many times, and acquired its distinctive white stucco exterior in 1977.
(see other side)

Rear of Marker:
(cont' from front side)
The church contains a beautiful and well-preserved altar screen made between 1800 and 1808 by a folk artist known only as the "Laguna santero." The interior walls are mud-plastered and white-washed, and the floor is made of packed earth. The handsome wooden ceiling is laid in a herringbone pattern.
 
Location. 35° 1.868′ N, 107° 22.895′ W. Marker is near Laguna, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the eastbound rest area on I-40. Marker is in this post office area: Laguna NM 87026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser) (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (within
San José De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. San José De La Laguna Mission Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Pueblo of Laguna (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (about 400 feet away); The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.2 miles away); Pueblo of Ácoma (approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laguna.
 
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San José De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. San José De La Laguna Mission Marker
San José De La Laguna Mission image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
4. San José De La Laguna Mission
San José De La Laguna Mission image. Click for full size.
By James M. Slack, Photographer, February 2, 1934
5. San José De La Laguna Mission
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS NM,31-LAGUP,1-1
The Rehearsal Room image. Click for full size.
By James M. Slack, Photographer, March 13, 1934
6. The Rehearsal Room
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS NM,31-LAGUP,1-9
View of the Altar image. Click for full size.
By James M. Slack, Photographer, March 13, 1934
7. View of the Altar
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS NM,31-LAGUP,1-14
The View of the Mission Church Looking North image. Click for full size.
By James M. Slack, Photographer, April 11, 1934
8. The View of the Mission Church Looking North
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS NM,31-LAGUP,1-7
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,354 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 8, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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