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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

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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New Mexico History

Roots of Cowboy Culture

There wouldn’t be a cowboy culture without the horse. More than 500 years ago the first voyage of horses from Spain arrived in America. The

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Santa Fe History

Santa Fe’s Military Legacy

Fort Marcy helped to support and protect traders along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican-American War. That year Brigadier-General Stephen Kearny travelled along the

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Death in New Mexico

The Last Family Photo

Photography began in Europe in 1839. That’s when the concept of having a final image of a loved one began to take root.  The most

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