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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Santa Fe, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Santa Fe County, NM (154) Bernalillo County, NM (135) Los Alamos County, NM (15) Mora County, NM (47) Rio Arriba County, NM (35) San Miguel County, NM (35) Sandoval County, NM (27) Torrance County, NM (14)  SantaFeCounty(154) Santa Fe County (154)  BernalilloCounty(135) Bernalillo County (135)  LosAlamosCounty(15) Los Alamos County (15)  MoraCounty(47) Mora County (47)  RioArribaCounty(35) Rio Arriba County (35)  SanMiguelCounty(35) San Miguel County (35)  SandovalCounty(27) Sandoval County (27)  TorranceCounty(14) Torrance County (14)
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1New 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
2New 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
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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
7New 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
8New 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
9New 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
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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
13New 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
14New 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
15New 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
16New 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
17New 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
18New 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
19New 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
20New 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
21New 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
22New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 9 — 1821 — Commemorative Walkway Park —
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23New 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
24New 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
25New 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
26New 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
27New 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
28New 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
29New 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
30New 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
31New 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
32New 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
33New 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 east. . . . Map (db m76316) HM
34New 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
35New 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
36New 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
37New 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
38New 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
39New 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
40New 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
41New 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
42New 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
43New 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
44New 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
45New 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
46New 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
47New 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
48New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada
This is a two sided marker Side A: 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 . . . Map (db m55150) HM
49New 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
50New 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
51New 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
52New 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
53New 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
54New 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
55New 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 —
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
56New 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
57New 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
58New 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
59New 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
60New 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
61New 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
62New 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
63New 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
64New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Gold and Turquoise
(side one) 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 . . . Map (db m45477) HM
65New 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
66New 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
67New 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
68New 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
69New 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
70New 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
71New 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
72New 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
73New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Journey's End
About 60 miles southeast of town, the trail began to gently slope up toward the mountains, following an old route into Santa Fe. The closer the wagons got to town, the greater everyone's anticipation. Excitement built as the huge wagons, filled with . . . Map (db m184614) HM
74New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Kateri Tekakwitha1656–1680
First Indian of North America to be Promoted a SaintMap (db m54967) HM
75New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Katherine Stinson Otero1891-1977
Katherine was the fourth American woman to earn a pilot's license and the first female skywriter. She overcame pioneering aviator Max Lillie's reluctance to teach her to fly, and became the "Flying Schoolgirl," nicknamed for her youthful looks, . . . Map (db m185053) HM
76New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Kearny's Gap Bridge
Built in 1913 for San Miguel County by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, the bridge is 62 feet long and 16 feet wide. It is described as a free-span, steel, subdivided Warren pony truss bridge. The Warren Truss design is recognizable . . . Map (db m196346) HM
77New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — L. Bradford PrinceJuly 3, 1840 - December 8, 1922
Chief Justice, Territory of New Mexico, 1879-1882 Territorial Governor of New Mexico, 1889-1893 L. Bradford Prince's contributions to New Mexico and its people spanned more than forty years of service. He is described by historians as every . . . Map (db m185109) HM
78New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — La Castrense† 1760–1859
On this site stood the memorable Chapel of The Lady of Light, often called the “Castrense” which marked the northernmost limit of Mexican Baroque style. Here in Santa Fe flourished the Hispano-American civilization which this Chapel . . . Map (db m64841) HM
79New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Lamy Building
Built in 1878, the Lamy Building was originally part of St. Michael's College. The lower two floors, which remain today, were constructed of adobe. The third floor, with its mansard roof and domed cupola, was framed in wood, probably to reduce the . . . Map (db m45594) HM
80New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Laura Gilpin (1891-1979)
(side one) An outstanding photographer of the twentieth century, Laura Gilpin is best known for capturing southwestern cultures and landscapes on film. When her car ran out of gas on the Navajo reservation in 1930, she began . . . Map (db m45483) HM
81New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Life on the TrailSanta Fe Trail National Scenic Byway
Come and Get It! The ingredients were meager and the menu was basic: biscuits, bacon, and coffee for travelers on the trail in the 19th century. But with those simple ingredients, supplemented by fresh meat killed on the trail and . . . Map (db m185098) HM
82New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Maria Gertrudis BarcelóDoña Tules — (c. 1800-1852) —
(side one) Maria Gertrudis Barceló or Doña Tules, a notorious gambler and courtesan, operated a gambling house and saloon on Burro Alley in Santa Fe. She traveled up El Camino Real from Sonora, Mexico in 1815. Bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy . . . Map (db m45479) HM
83New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Marian Myer
This Marian Myer Information Kiosk is named in honor of Marian Myer who founded the Fairview Cemetery Preservation Association in 1981 and who was the association's keystone for 25 years.Map (db m184788) HM
84New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Mexican Colonial House
This authentic 1780 Mexican colonial house once stood near the village of Paricutin, a mountainous region west of Lake Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan. It was part of a complex of houses occupied by Tarascan Indians from the region. Constructed . . . Map (db m184604) HM
85New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 574 — Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968)
(side one) Four Sisters of Loretto, Mother Magdalen Hayden and Sisters Roberta Brown, Rosana Dant and Catherine Mahoney, arrived in Santa Fe from Kentucky on September 26, 1852. In January 1853 they established Our Lady of Light Academy, . . . Map (db m119764) HM
86New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Museum of Fine Arts
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The Historic Santa Fe Foundation finds this building worthy of preservation Museum of Fine ArtsMap (db m182034) HM
87New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Navy Women Memorial
In Memory of all women who served in the United States Navy Map (db m184780) WM
88New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Neighborhood History
(English) In 1742, the King of Spain granted Felipe Tafoya and Tomas de Tapia neighboring farmlands near today's Railyard Park. The agricultural district grew before giving way to a bustling Railyard and working-class neighborhood . . . Map (db m184945) HM
89New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 379 — Officer's Quarters
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90New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Railyard History
(English) In 1903, the last tracks were laid on the Santa Fe Central Railway, joining the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe and the Chili Line as a valuable economic link to Santa Fe. Today the Railway Gardens trace the path of the old rail . . . Map (db m184940) HM
91New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Richard P. "Dickie" Montoya
Richard P. "Dickie" Montoya served in the city of Santa Fe Police Department for 17 years, and later was appointed Chairman of the New Mexico State Public Service Commission. After his retirement, he went on to become a real estate developer and . . . Map (db m185108) HM
92New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — 739 — Route 66
You are traveling an early alignment of U.S. 66, perhaps the most well-known road to follow this historic transportation corridor. A Spanish mission trail to Pecos Pueblo, the Santa Fe Trail and the National Old Trails Road all predate the Mother . . . Map (db m119914) HM
93New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — San Miguel Church
Oldest church structure in U.S.A. The adobe walls and altar were built by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico under the direction of Franciscan Padres. ca. 1610Map (db m116019) HM
94New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa FeOn the Camino Real — Population 58,000 - Elevation 7,045 —
Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States, was established in 1610 as the seat of the Spanish colonial government for the Province of New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors, used by the Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial governors, has . . . Map (db m45575) HM
95New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument
Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument A gift to the citizenry of Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico commemorating the first European settlers of New Mexico - the Spanish colonists of 1598. The year 1998 marked the 400th anniversary of the . . . Map (db m181926) HM
96New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe Korean War Memorial
Remember those Santa Feans who went to fight in the mud, the snow, and the choking dust of a strange land: Korea 1950–1953.Map (db m80479) WM
97New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe National Cemetery
This National Cemetery has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the InteriorMap (db m184778) HM
98New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe OperaEntrance One Mile Ahead
The Santa Fe Opera, founded in 1957, has won worldwide acclaim for the high standards of its presentations and the success of its apprentice program. World and American premieres as well as standard operatic favorites are presented here. Most . . . Map (db m64870) HM
99New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe Plaza has been designated a National Historic Landmark The heart of Santa Fe since its founding by Spanish colonial Governor Don Pedro De Peralta in 1609-1610, this public space was a terminus of El Camino Real and the . . . Map (db m71579) HM
100New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Santa Fe Trail
This marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail, Kansas City to Santa Fe. 1822–1880.Map (db m61884) HM

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May. 29, 2022