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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

New Mexico History

Brain Food

Have you ever eaten brains for breakfast? Archaeologists learned early on that European Neanderthals consumed brains as a morning ritual. During my years documenting New

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New Mexico History

Words of Winter

A little bird this winter day Was sitting on a snowy branch, And all the tree looked right away Like one big blossom avalanche. This

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New Mexico History

A Christmas Legacy

Los Pastores is a religious drama. The narrative for the play probably made its way to New Mexico with the Franciscan missionaries who brought Christianity

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Santa Fe History

Legacy of Loretto

This 1944 photograph features the Loretto nuns at Christmas time in Santa Fe. On Sept. 26, 1852 the Sisters of Loretto arrived in Santa Fe

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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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