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

San José De La Laguna Mission

 
 
San Jose De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. San Jose 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° 1.893′ N, 107° 22.911′ W. Marker is near Laguna, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the westbound 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. A different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser)
Rear of San Jose De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of San Jose De La Laguna Mission Marker
(within 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. 7.5 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.
 
More about this marker. See the Nearby twin marker for additional photos and information.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
San Jose De La Laguna Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. San Jose De La Laguna Mission Marker
San Jose De La Laguna Mission image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
4. San Jose De La Laguna Mission
San José De La Laguna Mission image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 17, 2009
5. San José De La Laguna Mission
Closeup of San José De La Laguna Mission
San José De La Laguna Mission image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 17, 2009
6. San José De La Laguna Mission
Closeup of entrance
 
 
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 1,029 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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