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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

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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New Mexico History

New Mexico’s Popular Saints

Today, November 3rd, is the Catholic feast day of San Martín de Porres. The Black saint is the patron of hairdressers, public health workers, persons

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