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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

New Mexico History

Ancient City Drama

Las Pastores is a popular holiday drama that has survived the ages. Nearly every cultural group in Santa Fe has performed the holiday rite at

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A Graveside Christmas

Santa Fe will always be the City Different. During Christmas everyone partakes in our unique traditions. Thousands of farolitos dot the landscape. Their electronic counterparts

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Santa Fe History

Snowy Santa Fe

My dear friend, the late Robert H. Martin, captured this photo of the Santa Fe plaza. Hard to believe that cars were able to park

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Santa Fe History

It’s All in the Name

The name of the Lensic, Santa Fe’s performing art center, is all about family. Each letter in the name is for the six children of

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Death in New Mexico

Disease in New Mexico

The latest threat from Covid is the Omicrom variant. In the early days no one knew about the arrival of a disease until it was

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Personalities

Santa Fe’s Luck of the Irish

Terry Fitzsimmons died last Wednesday, November 25th. Santa Fe had been his adoptive home for almost thirty years. Fitzsimmons retired to Santa Fe in 1992

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New Mexico History

Remnants of a Hidden Faith

Through the early 20th century pergola structures, called a jaral in Spanish, could be found in New Mexico. The Sephardic Jews placed them in their

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New Mexico History

Hidden Faith & Other Customs

The altar at San Felipe de Neri Church in Albuquerque featured the Star of David. The symbol became a reminder of the previous homeland for

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Artists

WPA & One Santa Fe Artist

The Works Progress Administration began in 1935 as part of an initiative by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. The WPA provided an economic stimulus to America

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New Mexico History

Route 66: The Road to Salvation

The stock market crash of 1929 plunged the country into the Great Depression. The collapse of the national economy closed down mines, factories and industrial

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