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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

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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New Mexico History

Brains for Breakfast

Have you ever felt that your brain was fried, or that you were brain-dead? Well, maybe it’s because you never ate brains for breakfast. Archaeologists

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New Mexico History

Spain’s U.S. Legacy

The Spanish explorers christened the West long before people who spoke English had ever visited the area.  Many of the names of our most popular

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