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Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

375th Anniversary of Santa Fe

A Gift to Visitors

 

—Commemorative Walkway Park —

 
The Commemorative Walkway Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
1. The Commemorative Walkway Park Marker
Inscription. Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States, a successful blend of three cultures and yet a modern city of over 50,000 residents.

The Commemorative Walkway Park, constructed in 1986, provides a historical walk through Santa Fe from 500 A.D. to the present. It offers a unique and panoramic view of the city and commemorates those people and historical events which helped form Santa Fe’s long and colorful history. Many of the city’s landmarks can be identified from the walkway. Twenty markers, in chronological sequence, briefly summarize some of the major events in Santa Fe’s history.
 
Erected 1986 by Ms. & Mrs. Robert L. Berardinelli, Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. Rick A. Berardinelli. Campbell Okuma Perkins, Assoc.– Landscape Architect; Saunders Constructions, Inc., – Contractor.
 
Location. 35° 41.354′ N, 105° 56.026′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of Paseo De Peralta and the Entrance to Hillside Park, on the left when traveling east on Paseo De Peralta. Touch for map. Between Otero and East Marcy Street at the entrance to Hillside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marker at Entrace to the Commemorative Walkway image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
2. Marker at Entrace to the Commemorative Walkway
within walking distance of this marker. 1598 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1540 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1610 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1680 (within shouting distance of this marker); 500 A.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); 1848 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1692 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Regarding 375th Anniversary of Santa Fe. The gift to visitors is this Commemorative Walkway, a series of switchback ramps and stairs that climb the hill to Fort Marcy. At the top of the walkway is the Cross of the Martyrs Monument. A further walkway leads to Historic Fort Marcy at Prince Park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of all 21 markers on Santa Fe’s Commemorative Walkway at Hillside Park. There is a link on the list to map all markers on the walkway.
 
Entrance to Hillside Park. At the Top of the Walkway is the Pedestrian Entrance to Fort Marcy Park. image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
3. Entrance to Hillside Park. At the Top of the Walkway is the Pedestrian Entrance to Fort Marcy Park.
Commemorative Walkway Park Politician's Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
4. Commemorative Walkway Park Politician's Plaque
This is out of frame to the left in Photo 3. It reads: Louis R. Montano, Mayor; Jerry Manzagol, City Manager. City Council: Carlos A. Gallegos, Richard B. Catanach, Bill Dimas, Phillip A. Griego, Judith C. Herrera, Diego Martinez, J. M. (Mack) Moore, Art Sanchez. Architect: Campbell Chuma Perkins Assoc. Contractor: Saunders Construction Co. Project Approved: 1985. Project Complete: 1896. C. I. P. Project No. 416.
Commemorative Walkway Park (Hillside Park) image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2014
5. Commemorative Walkway Park (Hillside Park)
Marker No. 7 is out of frame behind and to the right of the photographer. Visible in the distance are the bases of markers Nos. 8, 9, and 11 uphill and Nos. 6, 5, 4, and 3 downhill.
Google Map View of the Walkway Showing the Location of Each Marker image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2014
6. Google Map View of the Walkway Showing the Location of Each Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 100 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 31, 2014. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   6. submitted on August 16, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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