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Santa Fe Revisited is an in-depth and unique tour of this nation’s oldest capitol city. The narrative begins with a panoramic view of Santa Fe and the history of the descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), who migrated to the region around 1100 AD. The chronological tour unfolds as the first European (Spanish) settlement in the Southwest is established in 1610. The conflict that arises from the melding of these two cultures results in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, forever changing the history of New Mexico. More conflicts arise when the Mexican and American governments take control in 1821 and 1846, respectively, and with the American Civil War in 1862. Fast forward to the 20th century and Santa Fe becomes world renowned as a major cultural center, a mecca of spiritual transformation and home to the atomic age. The scenic three-hour tour of Santa Fe recaps four hundred years of history narrated by Ana Pacheco, the former City Historian of Santa Fe and the author of eight books on New Mexico history, whose family settled in Santa Fe in 1692.
Santa Fe has been home to Ana Pacheco’s family for the last 328 years, since 1994 she has devoted her life to documenting the history of this country’s oldest capital city. Pacheco was the Santa Fe City Historian from 2015–2017 and is the author of eight books and hundreds of articles on Santa Fe and New Mexico history. Throughout her career she has received regional and national recognition for preserving the heritage and culture of New Mexico. From 1976–1992 Pacheco worked in New York as an international marketing executive.