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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Category: New Mexico History

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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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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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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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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