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New Mexico (Sandoval County), Algodones — Kewa Women's Co-opSanto Domingo Pueblo
(side one) According to oral and recorded history, the Santo Domingo people have always made and traded jewelry. From prehistoric times heishi, drilled and ground shell beads, have been strung into necklaces. Generations of Santo . . . — Map (db m45475) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Algodones — La Angostura
Near here the Rio Grande Valley closes into a narrow pass (angostura). Control of this pass was critical to the safety of the trade along the Camino Real, so this area has been the focus of fortifications since the early 17th century. The 18th . . . — Map (db m32800) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Bernalillo — BernalilloOn the Camino Real — Population 2,763 - Elevation 5,050
The Pueblo Indian province of Tiguex, in the area of Bernalillo, served as winter headquarters for Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540-42 during his explorations of the Southwest. Bernalillo was founded after the Spanish reconquest of New Mexico . . . — Map (db m45440) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Bernalillo — Bernalillo
Archaeological research indicates that this fertile valley has been the focus of human occupation for at least 10,000 years. Soon after the Spanish colonized New Mexico in 1598, a series of estancias, or farming and ranching communities, flanked the . . . — Map (db m45441) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Bernalillo — Pueblo of Santa Ana
The Keres-speaking pueblo of Santa Ana was established on its present site in 1693, as part of Diego de Vargas' reconquest of New Mexico. The spot, exposed to flooding, was poorly suited for farming, and today the residents live on their farms along . . . — Map (db m32843) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Cochiti Pueblo — La Bajada
This black volcanic escarpment is one of New Mexico's most important landmarks. The descent (bajada) of this escarpment marked the traditional division between New Mexico's upper (Rio Arriba) and lower (Rio Abajo) districts. Over the centuries, . . . — Map (db m60563) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Cochiti Pueblo — Women of CochitiCochiti Pueblo — New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
Women of Cochiti are known for reviving the historic figurative tradition now referred to as Storytellers, adult clay figurines surrounded by children. The efforts of these women have bloomed into a vibrant cottage industry, inspiring many potters . . . — Map (db m73262) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Corrales — CorralesPopulation 2,791 - Elevation 5,097
(front of marker) Spanish colonization of this region, once the location of many Tiwa Indian pueblos, began in the 17th century. Corrales is named for the extensive corrals built here by Juan González, founder of Alameda. In the 18th . . . — Map (db m45436) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Corrales — Iglesia de San Ysidro
This church was constructed in 1868 following a flood which demolished an earlier building. Dedicated to San Ysidro, patron of farmers, the church incorporates materials salvaged from the original structure. The building is one of the finest . . . — Map (db m45437) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Cuba — Continental DivideElevation - 7,379 feet
Rainfall divides at this point. To the west it drains into the Pacific Ocean, to the east, into the Atlantic — Map (db m73666) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Cuba — Cuba
In 1769, Spanish Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the San Joaquin del Nacimiento land grant to 35 pioneering families who had settled the headwaters of the Rio Puerco in 1766. The community was later abandoned owing to raids by frontier . . . — Map (db m73665) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Jemez Pueblo — Evelyn M. Vigil, Phan-Un-Pha-Kee (Young Doe) 1921–1995Juanita T. Toledo, Pha-Wa-Luh-Luh (Ring-Cloud Around the Moon) 1914–1999 — New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
Jemez Pueblo. Evelyn M. Vigil, a descendant of the last remaining Pecos residents that moved to Jemez Pueblo in 1838, led a revival of Pecos Pueblo style pottery. She spent time at Pecos National Historic Park studying materials and techniques . . . — Map (db m73244) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Jemez Pueblo — Pueblo of Jémez
Jémez is the sole surviving pueblo of the seven in the “provencia de los Hemes” noted by Spaniards in 1541, and the last at which the Towa language is still spoken. In 1838, the remaining inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo moved here. The . . . — Map (db m73254) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Jemez Springs — Jémez State Monument
The village of Giusewa was occupied by ancestors of the Jémez Indians before the arrival of the Spanish in 1541. Its ruins lie close to those of the great stone mission church of San José de los Jémez, which was built by the Franciscans around 1622. — Map (db m73238) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Jemez Springs — 20 — Valle Grande
About one million years ago, the magnificent valley before you was formed by collapse, after a series of tremendous volcanic eruptions ejected a volume of material more than 500 times greater than the May 1980 eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. This event . . . — Map (db m119763) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Placitas — Las Placitas
English: The Sandia Mountains have been occupied by human beings for thousands of years. This area was settled by 1767, when Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the land grant known as La Merced de San Antonio de las Huertas. The . . . — Map (db m45460) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Placitas — Women Veterans of New Mexico
(side one) New Mexico has a proud history of military service. We are a state of culturally diverse citizens who are willing to defend our freedom and rights. Over 15,000 women in New Mexico have volunteered to serve in our military. These . . . — Map (db m45458) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Rio Rancho — Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995)
(front) Teacher, agriculturalist, farmer and conservationist, Dulcelina Curtis led efforts to control flooding of arroyos in Corrales where a flood-control channel is named in her honor. The first woman appointed to a board of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m45438) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Rio Rancho — Spanish Entrada Site
Among the many prehistoric and historic sites located nearby is a camp where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s troops may have spent the winter of 1540-41. Coronado also visited the ancient pueblo of Kuaua located to the north. Kuaua’s ruins are . . . — Map (db m45439) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Rio Rancho — Tiguex Province
More the one hundred prehistoric and historic pueblos and other archeological sites and over 15,000 petroglyphs or rock art sites give ample evidence of the occupation of this valley for at least 12,000 years. Spanish explorers who came into the . . . — Map (db m73508) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), San Ysidro — Colorado Plateau
From this point, the Colorado Plateau extends across northwestern New Mexico into northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and southwestern Colorado. A colorful landscape of mesas and canyons, it is underlain by natural mineral, oil and gas . . . — Map (db m45463) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), San Ysidro — Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964)Zia Pueblo
Trinidad Gachupin Medina was the most widely known Zia potter of her time. She was recognized for her large polychrome storage jars. Sponsored by trader Wick Miller, she toured the United States from 1930 to 1946, demonstrating pottery making at . . . — Map (db m32859) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Santo Domingo Pueblo — Pueblo of Santo Domingo Kiua
The Keresan people of Santo Domingo have occupied the area of the Rio Grande Valley since prehistoric times despite several floods that have forced relocation and reconstruction of the original pueblo. Strategically located along the roads that have . . . — Map (db m45476) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Santo Domingo Pueblo — The Mormon Battalion
The Mormon Battalion Council Bluffs, July 16, 1846 Fort Leavenworth, Aug. 2, 1846 Santa Fe, Oct. 9, 1846 San Diego, Jan 29, 1847 Erected June 16, 1940 [ Map of Mormon Battalion Route ] The Mormon Battalion, composed . . . — Map (db m32984) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Zia Pueblo — Pueblo of Zía
In 1583 Antonio de Espejo recorded this pueblo as one of five in the Province of Punamé. Following the sacking of Zia by Spanish troops in 1689, the pueblo was reestablished, but never attained its former size. The Zia ancient sun symbol is . . . — Map (db m32858) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Zia Pueblo — Vasquez de Coronado's Route
In 1541 an expedition from the army of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, New Mexico's first explorer, marched south 80 leagues to investigate the pueblos along the lower Rio Grande. The group reached that part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, now . . . — Map (db m32826) HM

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