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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

New Mexico History

Origin of New Mexico Chile

Chile found its way to New Mexico with the Spanish Colonists in 1598. The Tlaxcalan Mexican Indian servants brought the seeds with them.  Another theory

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New Mexico History

New Mexico’s Hot Industry

The Chile Pepper Institute states that in addition to chile being a $240 million dollar industry, New Mexico is the nation’s premier producer of hot

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Zozobra & the Rose Bowl

This Fiesta de Santa Fe–themed float was the prize-winning float at the 1950 Rose Bowl Parade. The float was designed in the shape of Zozobra

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Santa Fe History

The Reign of Santa Fe

The creation of the Club Real (Royal Court) in Santa Fe in 1944 helped keep the Fiesta queens and princesses involved for future celebrations. The

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Santa Fe History

Legacy of Diego de Vargas

The Spanish governor responsible for the resettlement of Santa Fe in 1692 was christened Diego Jose de Vargas Zapata Lujan Ponce de Leon y Contreras

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Santa Fe History

An Effigy of Celebration

Created by the artist Will Shuster, Zozobra “Old Man Gloom” has kicked off the Santa Fe Fiesta with the burning of his marionette effigy to

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New Mexico History

Marketing Death in New Mexico

The Egyptians refined the ancient practice of embalming from c.1550–1069 BC. By the mid 19th century it was readily available in other parts of the

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