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Santa Fe History

The Streets of Santa Fe

The roads of Santa Fe were historically named according to their destinations—Agua Fría, Cerrillos, Galisteo, Pecos and Taos. Camino de Chimayó once lead as the

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Death in New Mexico

Death’s Final Journey

Death rituals in the military include the custom of the riderless horse funeral procession. This tradition dates back to the 14th century when mourners would

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Santa Fe History

Four 4s for Santa Fe

New Mexico’s Zia Symbol The number four is significant for New Mexico starting with the state flag. In 1920 the self-taught artist, Velina Shije Herrera,

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Santa Fe History

Yahweh in Santa Fe

Numerous hidden historical treasures providing clues to Santa Fe’s fascinating past abound. Proof of this phenomena is right in plain sight. Upon entering the Cathedral

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Death in New Mexico

New Mexico & Memento Mori

The invention of the daguerreotype in Europe in the early 1830s, followed by the advent of photography in 1839, gave way to the concept of

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