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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Death on the Santa Fe Trail

In the 1830s Manuel Salustiano Delgado, an enterprising businessman developed cholera. He died along the Santa Fe Trail in route from Franklin, Missouri. His death

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New Mexico History

Rout 66: Gone But Not Forgotten

From the Archives of La Herencia: Historic Route 66 crossed Albuquerque via Central Avenue. Today, the street continues to separate north from south Albuquerque. Many

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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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