“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Clickable Map of Santa Fe County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Santa Fe County, NM (154) Bernalillo County, NM (217) Los Alamos County, NM (15) Mora County, NM (49) Rio Arriba County, NM (35) San Miguel County, NM (68) Sandoval County, NM (27) Torrance County, NM (26)  SantaFeCounty(154) Santa Fe County (154)  BernalilloCounty(217) Bernalillo County (217)  LosAlamosCounty(15) Los Alamos County (15)  MoraCounty(49) Mora County (49)  RioArribaCounty(35) Rio Arriba County (35)  SanMiguelCounty(68) San Miguel County (68)  SandovalCounty(27) Sandoval County (27)  TorranceCounty(26) Torrance County (26)
Santa Fe is the county seat for Santa Fe County
Adjacent to Santa Fe County, New Mexico
      Bernalillo County (217)  
      Los Alamos County (15)  
      Mora County (49)  
      Rio Arriba County (35)  
      San Miguel County (68)  
      Sandoval County (27)  
      Torrance County (26)  
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1 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village — Agua Fria
Caravans entering and leaving Santa Fe on the Camino Real wound their way through scattered agricultural settlements south of the capital. Although this section of the Santa Fe River Valley was initially utilized as pasture for livestock, in the . . . Map (db m40451) HM
2 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village — San Isidro Catholic Church
This 19th century adobe church is dedicated to San Isidro, ploughman, patron saint of farmers and protector of crops. Christian tradition maintains that in order to allow San Isidro time for his daily prayers an angel plowed his fields. Agua Fria . . . Map (db m40452) HM
3 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Cerrillos — Welcome to the Cerrillos Hills State Park
… where you will experience the tri-cultural story of New Mexico, a history of the Indians, the Spanish, and the Anglos each altering this landscape in their efforts to obtain turquoise, lead, silver, and more. Indians mined nearby . . . Map (db m70565) HM
4 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Cuyamungue — Pueblo of Tesuque
The name Tesuque is a Spanish variation of the Tewa name Tetsugeh, meaninig "narrow place of cotton wood trees." The small Tewa speaking pueblo of Tesuque was established before 1200, and was first visited by Europeans in 1591. It is one of the most . . . Map (db m32852) HM
5 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Galisteo — Galisteo Pueblo
Spanish explorers found several Tano-speaking pueblos in the Galisteo Basin in 1540. They were among the leaders of the Pueblo Revolt in 1680. 150 Tano families were eventually resettled in Galisteo Pueblo in 1706. Droughts, famine, Comanche raids, . . . Map (db m64819) HM
6 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Glorieta — Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta PassMarch 26-28, 1862
On this site and several miles to the west along the Santa Fe Trail, Colorado Volunteers and Regular U.S. Troops fought a Confederate force from Texas in the Battle of Glorieta Pass. Although no clear victory emerged after two days of fierce and . . . Map (db m120478) HM
7 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Glorieta — Glorieta Battlefield Reported permanently removed
The decisive battle of the Civil War in New Mexico was fought at the summit of Glorieta Pass on March 28, 1862. Union troops won the battle when a party of Colorado Volunteers burned the Confederate supply wagons, thus destroying Southern hopes . . . Map (db m119814) HM
8 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Glorieta — 116 — Glorieta Pass BattlefieldNational Historic Landmark, 1961
The Civil War battle fought in this pass is often referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West." Union forces dashed Confederate strategy to seize the southwest's major supply base at Fort Union; Colorado and California were to be next. The Texas . . . Map (db m119813) HM
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9 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, La Cienega — Golondrinas Old Cienega Village Museum
Established in the 1700, Rancho de Las Golondrinas was a paraje, or stopping place, which provided a welcome respite to weary travelers along the Camino Real well into the 19th century. The site is now a living historical museum which features a . . . Map (db m64956) HM
10 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Lamy — Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies
Galisteo Basin The extensive lowland south of here is called Galisteo basin, a sag in the earth’s crust where rock layers are depressed and thickened. It is one of the northernmost basins in the Basin and Range province in New Mexico and is . . . Map (db m160695) HM
11 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Alamos — Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route
In appreciation to a great public servant and statesman for more than 30 years U.S. Representative, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Senator. One of our nation’s architects in the fields of agriculture, conservation, health, space exploration, atomic . . . Map (db m161233) HM
12 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — Briggs BuildingBuilt before 1893
The earliest records, 1893, show the two structures that are today the Briggs Building as saloons. By the late 1890s they had merged into one large saloon, but by 1902 the building on the left sold clothes & dry goods and the one on the right . . . Map (db m181829) HM
13 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — C. Rael's MarketBuilt in mid 1880s
The earliest records show three saloons packed closely together along First Street here. By 1900 this building housed Louis Darass' saloon, and toward the middle of the block the third building was Joe & Anna Vergolio's bakery and general store. . . . Map (db m181584) HM
14 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — CerrillosElevation 5,688 ft.
Before the arrival of the Spanish, the mineral rich area around Cerrillos produced turquoise, which was broadly traded across the American Southwest and into México. An early settlement of Los Cerrillos harbored Spanish refugees from the 1680 . . . Map (db m54706) HM
15 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — Cerrillos through the Years
Cerrillos through the Years First the Indians, then the Spanish and Territorials who passed this way trod this land between Rio Galisteo and the Arroyo San Marcos. But in the end it was the railroad that made the town. It is hard to imagine . . . Map (db m181859) HM
16 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — DeLallo-Simoni-Torres BuildingBuilt before 1893
J.H. Gerdes' tailor & dry goods store was here, possibly as early as the mid 1880s, and certainly during the 1890s. For the first three decades of the 20th century this was Tom DeLallo's building, first as a saloon, but by 1909 as the Cerrillos . . . Map (db m181787) HM
17 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — R. Granito's General StoreBuilt before 1893
The Cerrillos Town Company first sold this lot sometime before 1893, and a general store was built upon it. By 1898 a small house was situated on the river bank behind this store. For a time around 1902 this was a carpentry shop, and then by . . . Map (db m181785) HM
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18 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — St. Joseph's ChurchBuilt 1922
This structure, St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Iglesia de San José, built in 1922 to replace the first church (1884), which was situated on land now occupied by the Pastor's residence. This edifice was constructed under the direction of . . . Map (db m181551) HM
19 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — The Cerrillos BarBuilt 1918
Charles Lyon of Carbonateville built the first structure on this site some- time after 1884, and by 1893 he operated a restaurant and the post office here. In the early 1900s this became Ella Weltmer's stationery & books and ice cream parlor. . . . Map (db m181788) HM
20 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — The Joe M. Granito Block
The earliest records for the five lots between Simoni's building and this corner list various members of the Granito clan, but by 1923 they were all in the hands of Rafael's son, Joseph M. Granito. At different times these lots had been . . . Map (db m181633) HM
21 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — The Simoni StoreBuilt 1892
In 1892 Sarah Jones purchased these lots and her husband, L.G. Jones, built this two-story structure, which housed at various times Benn & Jones bar, Miller & Legace drugs & novelties, Mrs. Doyle's dry goods, groceries & notions, a feed store, . . . Map (db m181786) HM
22 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Los Cerrillos — Welcome to Cerrillos
Welcome to Cerrillos (Little Hills) Cerrillos was once seriously considered as the capitol of New Mexico. Cerrillos mining district is one of the oldest and most marked of the old Spanish mineral developments in the Territory. Ttwenty-one . . . Map (db m181833) HM
23 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Madrid — Welcome to Madrid on the Turquoise Trail
Welcome to Madrid on the Turquoise Trail The Town of Madrid was founded in 1869 In the 1800’s, when the Santa Fe Railroad arrived in the area, coal mining began on a large scale. As many as 1,500 years ago, the first Native American . . . Map (db m181503) HM
24 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Nambe Pueblo — The St. Francis Women's ClubNambe Pueblo
The St. Francis Women's Club was instrumental in raising funds to rebuild San Francisco de Asís Church, which had been condemned and demolished in about 1960. Their main fundraiser was the annual Fourth of July Ceremonial, featuring dances of . . . Map (db m32833) HM
25 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Pojoaque — Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988)Pojoaque Pueblo
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial helped establish today's Pueblo of Pojoaque. Pojoaque, or Posuwageh, water drinking place, is a Tewa village founded circa A.D. 900. By 1919, the Pojoaque homelands were severely diminished. Most members left . . . Map (db m32835) HM
26 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, San Ildefonso Pueblo — Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily)(ca. 1886-1980) — San Ildefonso Pueblo —
Maria Martinez was a self-taught potter who helped elevate Pueblo pottery to a respected art form. She and her husband Julian were successful polychrome potters and together revived black pottery. Their work improved the economic conditions of the . . . Map (db m45657) HM
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27 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, San Ildefonso Pueblo — Pueblo of San Ildefonso
In the 1500’s, migrants from the Pajarito Plateau joined their Tewa-speaking relatives at San Ildefonso. The pueblo is famous as the home of the late María Martínez and other makers of polished black pottery. The modern church, a replica of that of . . . Map (db m45659) HM
28 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real
(side one) Santa Cruz de la Cañada In 1695, Governor Diego de Vargas founded his first town, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, designed to protect the Spanish frontier north of Santa Fe. The church, which still stands, was constructed in . . . Map (db m45673) HM
29 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — CIP 2003.1 — “Homage to the Burro”by Charles Southard — City of Santa Fe 1% for Art in Public Places —
Wood peddlers, farmers and merchants went through Burro Alley. Burros economically served the many cultures of New Mexico. For many years the people of Santa Fe relied on the burro for their welfare.Map (db m54958) HM
30 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 109 East Palace
1943 Santa Fe Office 1963
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory University of California All the men and women who made the first atomic bomb passed through this portal to their secret mission at Los Alamos. Their creation in 27 . . . Map (db m179045) HM
31 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1540
1540 The first major Spanish expedition to what is now the southwest United States was conducted by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado from 1540 to 1542. Coronado organized and financed the expedition based upon the travels of Alvar Nuñez . . . Map (db m182221) HM
32 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 2 — 1540 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Seeking to expand the domain of the King of Spain in 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado led an expedition of over 1,000 men and women north from Mexico into what is now Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The Spanish explorers, in . . . Map (db m76166) HM
33 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1583
In 1573 King Felipe II of Spain decreed an end to expeditions of conquest. However, on April 19, 1583 he directed the Viceroy of New Spain to contract with a responsible citizen to settle New Mexico at his own expense primarily to see to the . . . Map (db m182257) HM
34 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1598
1598 Of New Mexico's first settlers in 1598, 560 Europeans have been identified (381 men, 112 women and 67 children) in addition to several friars and a number of Mexican Indians. The women who helped to pioneer El Camino Real and establish . . . Map (db m182275) HM
35 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1598
1598 By virtue of his royal contract, don Juan de Oñate became New Mexico's first governor. Oñate and his group of colonists left Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua in January of 1598. They crossed the Rio Grande at the present location of El Paso, . . . Map (db m182277) HM
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36 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 3 — 1598 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
The viceroy of New Spain appointed Juan de Oñate as New Mexico’s first governor and directed him to settle the area along the upper Rio Grande. Accompanied by 200 settlers and over 7,000 head of livestock, Oñate arrived in New Mexico and established . . . Map (db m76183) HM
37 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1598-1890
1598-1890 El Camino Real (The Royal Road) sustained New Mexico's settlers from the start. Settlers traveled north to la tierra adentro (the interior land) and back to cities in the south. El Camino Real was a viable commercial route for . . . Map (db m182314) HM
38 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1607
1607 As early as 1607, Juan Martínez de Montoya, one of Governor Juan de Oñate's captains founded the village of Santa Fe, writing that he had populated the site and established a plaza. The new town was located on the Santa Fe River . . . Map (db m182315) HM
39 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1610
1610 In 1610, construction of the Palace of the Governors began as a section of the Casas Reales de Palacio (royal houses). The Casas Reales, built around Santa Fe's plaza included the governor's living quarters, the jail, the town . . . Map (db m182316) HM
40 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 4 — 1610 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
New Mexico’s third governor, Pedro de Peralta was instructed to relocate the capital to a more central location. He founded the Villa de Santa Fe, or Town of Holy Faith. The villa was named for a city of Spain built by King Ferdinand and Queen . . . Map (db m76198) HM
41 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1620
1620 The Barrio de Analco and San Miguel Church are both located on the south side of the Santa Fe River. Analco, from the Nahuatl language of central Mexico, means "on the other side of the water." Mexican indians who came to New Mexico . . . Map (db m182318) HM
42 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1630
1630 In 1630 and 1635 Fray Alonso de Benavides wrote his famous Memorials to the King and the Pope describing a beautiful fourteenth century statue of the Virgin that he brought to Santa Fe from Mexico City in 1625. "She is an image in . . . Map (db m182322) HM
43 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 5 — 1680 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
In the seventeenth century New Mexico was plagued by drought, conflicts between civil and church authorities, and extreme demands placed by the Spanish settlers on the native population. The latter situation caused a deterioration so severe that by . . . Map (db m76202) HM
44 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 6 — 1692 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Under the direction of Don Diego de Vargas, the Spanish returned to recapture New Mexico after twelve years of exile in El Paso. In an attempt to encourage settlement of the land in the Rio Grande Valley, Don Diego de Vargas issued land grants for . . . Map (db m76222) HM
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45 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1712
1712 On a stormy summer's evening in 1712, a group of citizens organized by Juan Páez Hurtado gathered in Santa Fe to honor the memory of don Diego de Vargas. The result was a Fiesta Proclamation signed a few days later by Governor José . . . Map (db m182386) HM
46 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 7 — 1712 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
In order to fulfill a promise that Don Diego de Vargas made, the government leaders of Santa Fe issued a proclamation calling for an annual fiesta to commemorate the peaceful reentry of the Spanish into Santa Fe in 1692. This annual celebration held . . . Map (db m76236) HM
47 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 8 — 1776 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
When the Declaration of Independence was signed, Santa Fe was already 166 years old. English and American explorers and traders replaced the French as a source of concern to Spanish officials in New Mexico. The successful American War of . . . Map (db m76238) HM
48 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1777
1777 Don Juan Bautista de Anza, a native of Sonora, was governor of New Mexico from 1777 to 1788. Considered one of New Mexico's best governors his primary challenge was stopping incessant Indian raids that nearly wiped out some of the . . . Map (db m182387) HM
49 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1788
1788 Juan Lucero, a militia officer, frontiersman and one of New Mexico's soldados de cuero (leather clad soldiers) made 13 trips to the plains between 1788 and 1819. He explored the Texas panhandle, the Arkansas River valley and . . . Map (db m182409) HM
50 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 9 — 1821 — Commemorative Walkway Park — Reported missing
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51 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1827
1827 In 1827 Antonio Armijo traveled northwest up the Rio Chama through Colorado, Utah and Nevada before crossing the Mojave Desert into southern California. En route he documented numerous spring-fed meadows that would become the site of . . . Map (db m182394) HM
52 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1848
1848 The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended two years of war between Mexico and the United States. New Mexico, along with Arizona, California and parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado were now a part of the United States. A group led by . . . Map (db m182410) HM
53 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 10 — 1848 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
In May of 1846, U.S. President James K. Polk ordered the invasion of Mexico by U.S. troops, thus beginning the Mexican War. Three months later, General Stephen Watts Kearney led a victorious U.S. Army unopposed across northern New Mexico and into . . . Map (db m76263) HM
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54 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1850
1850 For a quarter century after 1821 New Mexico was part of Mexico and within the Diocese of Durango, Mexico. During this period secular (diocesan) priests replaced members of the Franciscan Order. The diocesan priests, many of whom were . . . Map (db m182411) HM
55 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 11 — 1862 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Shortly after the Civil War began, the Confederacy turned its attention to the Southwest, and in February, 1862, three thousand three hundred troops under the command of Confederate General Sibley, defeated the Union troops at Valverde, raised the . . . Map (db m76264) HM
56 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 12 — 1876 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
While the nation was celebrating the Centennial, Santa Fe was into its 266th year. Although the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago guaranteed the property of Hispanics and Indians, problems in the interpretation of Spanish and Mexican land laws worked to . . . Map (db m76269) HM
57 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 13 — 1912 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
In 1906, Congress passed an act that would enable New Mexico and Arizona to become one large state. The residents in Arizona voted against the act, while the New Mexicans voted for it. It was not until 1912 that the opposing forces were reconciled . . . Map (db m76270) HM
58 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 14 — 1926 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Every year since 1926, when Will Shuster and Jacques Cartier created the image, Santa Fe and friends have been able to release their ties to depression, gloom and uncertainty by burning a symbol of these misfortunes . . . Zozobra! The burning of the . . . Map (db m76273) HM
59 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 15 — 1945 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
During World War II, the federal government set up a secret facility in Los Alamos to coordinate the Manhattan Project, resulting in the development of the first atomic bomb. On July 16, 1945, the atomic bomb was exploded at “Trinity . . . Map (db m76309) HM
60 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 16 — 1960 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Santa Fe celebrated its 350th anniversary. During that year, special guests Maria Teresa Perez-Balsera and Maria Luisa Perez-Balsera arrived from Spain. The two ladies are direct descendants of Captain-General Don Diego de Vargas, the central figure . . . Map (db m76311) HM
61 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 17 — 1976 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
Santa Fe, now 366 years old, joined the rest of the United States in celebrating the nation’s 200th birthday. New Mexico and the entire Southwest continued to see tremendous expansion and population growth with the influx of migration from the . . . Map (db m76316) HM
62 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 18 — 1982Commemorative Walkway Park
While responding to a request to give the Last Rites to a dying man, Franciscan Father Reynaldo Rivera, rector at St. Francis Cathedral, was kidnapped and brutally murdered, sending Santa Fe and the entire state into shock. Ironically, Father Rivera . . . Map (db m76317) HM
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63 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 19 — 1985 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
By proclamation of the City Council, Santa Fe celebrated its 375th anniversary. During the year, this property was donated to the city by Archbishop Robert Sanchez and the Santa Fe Fiesta Council. These gifts, together with appropriations by the . . . Map (db m76319) HM
64 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1998
The Santa Fe City Council, on April 9, 1997, passed Resolution 1997-23 establishing and providing support for a Cuarto Centenario Committee of civic organizations and volunteers to plan and direct the commemoration of the 1598 founding of "La . . . Map (db m182450) HM
65 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 375th Anniversary of Santa FeA Gift to Visitors — Commemorative Walkway Park —
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 . . . Map (db m76131) HM
66 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 1 — 500 A.D. — Commemorative Walkway Park —
From 500 A.D. onward, New Mexico underwent a number of comparatively rapid changes. The people throughout the western two-thirds of the state became increasingly restricted to smaller and smaller areas resulting in the development of many regional . . . Map (db m76136) HM
67 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — A Building Stood Here Before 1680
A building stood here before 1680. It was wrecked in the Great Indian Uprising. This house incorporates what remains.Map (db m55708) HM
68 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — A Long HaulSanta Fe Trail National Historic Byway
At first, traders used whatever farm wagons they could find to transport their goods, but as traffic on the trail increased, heavy freight wagons were built specifically for the Santa Fe trade. The industry employed hundreds of skilled woodworkers, . . . Map (db m185106) HM
69 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m184764) HM
70 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — A Two Way StreetAmelia White Park — Santa Fe National Historic Trail —
The Santa Fe Trail passed through what is now Amelia White Park. The paved road to the right, Old Santa Fe Trail, follows the path and ruts of the original trail route, whose travelers came from a variety of backgrounds. From the start, Hispanic . . . Map (db m76487) HM
71 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Acequia Madre
(English) The Acequia Madre (Mother Ditch) has nourished community farmlands on the Railroad Park site and throughout Santa Fe for over 400 years. The historic counterpoint to the park's contemporary water-harvesting system, the acequia . . . Map (db m184934) HM
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72 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Agricultural History
(English) Pueblo Indians farmed this area south of the Santa Fe River as early as the mid-15th century. By the 17th century, acequias (irrigation ditches) laced the landscape for use by Spanish farmers, who grazed livestock and built . . . Map (db m184937) HM
73 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright(1878-1972) / (1878-1958)
(side one) Amelia Elizabeth White (1878-1972) Amelia Elizabeth White worked tirelessly to promote Indian art and to preserve Santa Fe's heritage. A philanthropist and community activist, she donated land for the Laboratory of . . . Map (db m45484) HM
74 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Annexation of New Mexico
In this plaza Gen. S. W. Kearney, U.S.A. proclaimed the peaceable annexation of New Mexico. Aug. 19, 1846.Map (db m45577) HM
75 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Barrio de Analco
This neighborhood was first established in the early 1600s by Tlaxcalan Indian servants for whom the original San Miguel Chapel was built. Razed during the Pueblo revolt in 1680; resettled by families of Spanish soldiers after the De Vargas . . . Map (db m184948) HM
76 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada
Bicentennial Celebration This facility was built by the New Mexico State Highway Department to commemorate the bicentennial birthday of the United States. Located 15 miles south of the plaza in Santa Fe, the nation's oldest capital city, . . . Map (db m55150) HM
77 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Billy The Kid
The notorious New Mexico outlaw, also known as William Bonney, was captured and sucessfully imprisoned for the last time in the downstairs jail housed in this, the Cornell Building, at 208 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, from December 27, 1880 to . . . Map (db m73714) HM
78 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 115 — Cañoncito at Apache Canyon
Strategically located where the Santa Fe Trail emerges from Glorieta Pass, Cañoncito is where the New Mexico Governor Manuel Armijo weakly defended New Mexico against the American Army in 1846. In 1862, Union forces destroyed a Confederate supply . . . Map (db m119815) HM
79 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Captain Diego Arias de Quiros
In 1697 this property was granted to Captain Diego Arias de Quiros by Spanish royal decree for his part in the reconquest of New Mexico with De Vargas. In 1879 bought by L. Bradford Prince, later Territorial Governor. In 1942 bought by Field estate . . . Map (db m55706) HM
80 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — China-Burma-India Veterans MemorialWorld War II — December 7 1941 - March 2 1946 —
Dedicated to the honor and in memory of those men and women who served their country in the interest of freedom for all mankindMap (db m184785) WM
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81 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Cross of the MartyrsCruz de los Mártires
In 1598 a group of Spanish colonists, led by Juan de Oñate of Zacatecas, Mexico, established a settlement along the banks of the Rio Grande north of present-day Española. In 1610 Governor Pedro de Peralta relocated the capital of the province to . . . Map (db m73092) HM
82 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Cut Stone Facade with Quoin
A Territorial period embellishment, ca. 1870, this simulated stone facade is actually plaster with a rectangular pattern to make it appear that the Palace was constructed of cut stone. In fact, all exterior and interior walls of the Palace . . . Map (db m179050) HM
83 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Don Diego de Vargas Zapata Luján Ponce de León, El Marques de la Nava de Barcinas1643–1704 — Resettled New Mexico Twelve Years after Pueblo Revolt of 1680 — Reported permanently removed
Don Diego de Vargas Zapata Luján Ponce de León, born 1643 in Madrid, Spain, served the crown as Governor of New Mexico from 1691–1697 and 1703–1704. Vargas was a devout Christian with a strong devotion to Nuestra Señora La Conquistadora, Our Lady of . . . Map (db m76234) HM
84 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Don Juan Bautista de Anza
Don Juan Bautista de Anza, outstanding Spanish governor of New Mexico (1776–1787), explored a new road from Santa Fe to Arispe, Sonora, in 1780. This plaque is placed in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of that historic journey. Don . . . Map (db m76950) HM
85 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — El Camino Real de Tierra AdentroWelcome to El Camino Real Park
When you cross the bridge over the Santa Fe River, you join a trail with nearly 500 years of New Mexico history! This part of the Santa Fe River Greenway follows one of North America's most famous early roads - El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the . . . Map (db m185084) HM
86 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — El Palacio Real
Fortress and Castle built by order of the Spanish crown 1610-1612 Seat of Government under three flags–Spanish, Mexican & American- From 1610 to 1910 the residence of over a hundred Governors & Captains General The . . . Map (db m45588) HM
87 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — End of Santa Fe Trail
This stone marks the end of the Santa Fe Trail 1822 – 1879Map (db m45576) HM
88 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Fairview Cemetery
Founded May 7, 1884, the Fairview Cemetery company barely survived as a business venture until 1899 when the benevolent Woman's Board of Trade and Library Association assumed operation. Near the turn of the century, the old Masonic-IOOF Cemetery . . . Map (db m184786) HM
89 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — First Army Fort in the SouthwestPrince Park
Named for then-Secretary of War William L. Marcy, Fort Marcy was the first U.S. Army fort in the American Southwest. Commanding officer Brigadier General Stephen Watts Kearny directed Lieutenant William Emory to find the most "commanding" site in . . . Map (db m184794) HM
90 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 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, . . . Map (db m72746) HM
91 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Glider Pilots Memorial
In memory of WW II combat glider pilots who have made their 'last flight' "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers"Map (db m184784) WM
92 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Gold and Turquoise
First gold placer mining west of the Mississippi began with the discovery of the precious metal in the rugged Ortiz Mountains south of here in 1828, 21 years before the California gold rush. Since then, the district has produced more than 99,000 . . . Map (db m45477) HM
93 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Hewett HouseMuseum of New Mexico Historical Note — Signs of Enchantment —
The building you see in front of you, called the Hewett House, is one of the few remaining military buildings dating from the period when the U.S. Army maintained two military reservations in Santa Fe (1846-1894). This adobe building was one of . . . Map (db m182031) HM
94 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Hitching Post at the End of the Trail1776 – 1976
Roadrunner Cowbelles dedicate this hitching post at the end of the trail to American cattlemen and their horses for their glorious role in winning the West.Map (db m72745) HM
95 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Hyde Memorial State Park
This park is named after Benjamin Talbot Hyde, devoted educator of America’s youth. His family donated the 350 acres which constitutes the park to the State of New Mexico in 1934. Situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet in the scenic Sangre de Cristo . . . Map (db m73259) HM
96 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — In Honor of the Navajo Code Talkers
For their sacrifice and courage to help ensure the United States victory during World War IIMap (db m184774) WM
97 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
In honor of those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m184769) WM
98 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — 712 — Inez Bushner Gill (1918–1982) and Maralyn Budke (1936–2010)
Front: Inez Bushner Gill impressed governors, legislators and journalists with her fiscal expertise. Among the original staff of the Legislative Council Service when it was founded in 1951, she served as fiscal analyst and principal staff for . . . Map (db m119928) HM
99 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Invasion of Santa FePrince Park
U.S. President James K. Polk assigned the invasion of New Mexico and California to General Stephen Watts Kearny, who marched the Army of the West into Santa Fe on August 18, 1846. Governor and Commanding General Manuel Armijo had publicly demanded . . . Map (db m184792) HM
100 New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe — Jémez Mountains
(side one) On the skyline to the west are the Jémez Mountains where tremendous volcanic eruptions a million years ago created a huge caldera some 15 miles in diameter that now forms beautiful Valle Grande set amid a ring of volcanic peaks. . . . Map (db m45655) HM

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