“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Valencia County New Mexico Historical Markers

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April 30, 2010
Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker
New Mexico (Valencia County), Acoma Pueblo — Old Acoma "Sky City"
Legend describes Acoma as a "place that always was". Archaeological evidence shows it has been occupied since at least the 13th century. Established on this mesa for defensive purposes, Acoma was settled by inhabitants of nearby pueblos which had . . . — Map (db m30263) HM
New Mexico (Valencia County), Los Lunas — The Luna Mansion
Also known as the Luna-Otero home, it was built for Don Antonio Jose Luna by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1880 in return for a right of way through the family hacienda. Numerous trips through the south inspired the design and style of architecture, . . . — Map (db m49030) HM
New Mexico (Valencia County), Los Lunas — Tomé
For centuries, the prominent cerro, or steep hill, of Tomé was a significant landmark for travelers along the Camino Real. Settled as early as 1650, this area was abandoned following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and remained uninhabited until the Tomé . . . — Map (db m67077) HM
New Mexico (Valencia County), Los Lunas — Valencia
This community traces its beginnings to the hacienda established by Captain Francisco Valencia along this section of the Camino Real by the mid-17th century. Abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the area was resettled in 1740 by Christian . . . — Map (db m67073) HM
New Mexico (Valencia County), Peralta — Peralta
One of the last skirmishes of the Civil War in New Mexico took place here on April 15, 1862. The Sibley Brigade, retreating to Texas, camped at the hacienda of Governor Henry Connelly, a few miles from Peralta. Here the Confederates were routed by . . . — Map (db m24314) HM

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May. 26, 2020