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Category: New Mexico History

New Mexico History

The El Paso Connection

New Mexico has been linked to El Paso since 1598 when the first Spanish settlers passed through on the Camino Real. Three centuries later the

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New Mexico History

New Mexico’s Black History

Unlike other parts of the U.S., African Americans remain a minority in New Mexico but their contributions are many. From helping to build this country’s

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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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