Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cross of the Martyrs
Cruz de los Mártires
The cross, which commemorates the deaths of the friars and colonists, was designed by Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Edgar L. Street, and Warren G. Turley. It was constructed of reinforced concrete by the Midland Bridge Company, stands 25 feet high, is eight feet in depth, and weighs 76 tons. The cross was dedicated during the Santa Fe Fiesta in 1920. Another Cross of the Martyrs has been erected on Fort Marcy Hill by the Fiesta Council.
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Esta cruz, una conmemoración de la muerte de los frailes y colonos, fue diseñada por Ralph Emerson Twitchell, Edgar L. Street, y Walter G. Turley. Fue construida de cimento reforzado por el Midland Bridge Company, y tiene 25 pies de altura, 8 pies de ancha y pesa 76 toneladas. La cruz fue dedicada durante la Fiesta de Santa Fe en 1920. Otra Cruz de los Mártires fue levantada en el cerro de Fort Marcy por el Concilio de la Fiesta.
Location. 35° 41.726′ N, 105° 56.346′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Paseo de la Loma just north of Paseo de la Cuma, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. From Paseo De Peralta, take Old Taos Highway north to the first left, Paseo de La Cuma, then take the second right which is Paseo de la Loma. Monument is in a residential area with narrow dirt streets. There is space for one car to park on the street across from the railroad-tie steps that lead up to the monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 Paseo de la Loma, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Santa Fe (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1712 (approx. half a mile away); Fray Angélico Chávez (approx. half a mile away); 1876 (approx. half a mile away); 1692 (approx. half a mile away); 1776 (approx. half a mile away); 1680 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Regarding Cross of the Martyrs. This Cross of the Martyrs Monument has been replaced by a new Cross of the Martyrs Monument at Hilside Park (Fort Marcy Park) on Paseo de Peralta between Otero Street
Also see . . . Cross of the Martyrs Property. Entry on the Historic Santa Fe Foundation website. Page includes a copy of the photograph shown on the marker. “Overlooking Santa Fe, this reinforced concrete cross stands 25 feet tall and weighs 76 tons. It commemorates the death of 21 Franciscan friars and numerous Spanish colonists during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. It was dedicated during Santa Fe Fiesta of 1920 and was the site of candlelight processions for many years. In 1925 the fiesta procession attracted about 3000 people, and bonfires on the hillside illuminated the cross. The Near North Neighborhood Association donated the Cross to HSFF in 1993. It is not to be confused with a later cross erected near the ruins of Fort Marcy.” (Submitted on April 19, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.