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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Category: New Mexico History

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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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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