Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fray Angélico Chávez
(1910 – 1996)
Priest – Poet – Historian – Archivist
Artist – Author – Biographer – Genealogist
And native-born New Mexican
Major, U.S. Army – W.W. II & Korean Conflict
“THE LOVE I Love is one, but one, The only Rose!”
From The Single Rose 1948
This statue commissioned by Judge Harry Long Bigbee
A long-time friend of the Chavez family.
Location. 35° 41.29′ N, 105° 56.255′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Washington Avenue 0.1 miles north of East Palace Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker and statue are located in front of the Washington Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Washington Avenue, 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. Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Real Annexation of New Mexico (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Building Stood Here Before 1680 (about 300 feet away); Captain Diego Arias de Quiros (about 300 feet away); The Spitz Clock (about 400 feet away); To the Heroes (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . Fray Angelico Chavez.
On 10 April 1910 Fabián Chavéz and María Nicolasa Roybal de Chávez welcomed the birth of their first child, Manuel Ezequiel Chávez, in the small northern town of Wagon Mound, New Mexico. The family, which would eventually include ten children, briefly left New Mexico moving to San Diego, California, where Fabián worked as a carpenter for the Panama-California Exposition. While in San Diego, most likely at the exposition itself, Manuel learned of the important role of the Franciscans in the history of the Americas. Upon the family’s return to New Mexico, Manuel attended the local public school in Mora run by the Sisters of Loretto. As early as the fourth or fifth grade, he announced his desire to become a Franciscan. (Submitted on April 3, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.