Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Mexico Nomad

A New Mexican that enjoys exploring back roads and learning more about the history of the Land of Enchantment.

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Nuestra Señora de Purísima Concepción de Quarai

Captain Francisco Sánchez Chamuscado and Father Agustín Rodríguez reached the five Tompiro speaking villages that comprise the Salinas pueblos in 1581–1582. The Tompiro settled...

San Miguel Mission | Socorro

Don Juan de Oñate arrived in what is now Socorro in May of 1598. The expedition encountered a hospitable tribe of Indians who provided...

San Jeronimo Mission

UNESCO World Heritage Site Taos is a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site. The community is distinct, unique and enduring. The pueblo, in its current, multi-story...

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was one of the most significant events in New Mexico’s history. The revolt wasn’t successful in terms of permanently...

Mission Santo Domingo

There have been four settlements near the current pueblo of Santo Domingo within the last few centuries due to floods. Gipuy was about 2...

Mission San Felipe de Neri

Modernization erased a lot of Albuquerque’s Spanish colonial history. Like many large metropolitan areas in the southwest, the city expanded based on an organized...

Coyote & Hagan

Hagan Coal was discovered in Una de Gato Arroyo in 1902. By 1905 60 miners set up a mining camp in what would become Hagan....

The Short Life & Legend of Billy the Kid

Hollywood westerns distill the old west into an assortment of good guys wearing white hats and bad guys wearing black hats. The reality was...

Esteban the Moor

For those miffed about the lack of diversity in Oscar nods, I have a story idea that would get the attention of the Academy....

Chilaquiles

Los Poblanos Historic Inn is a pastoral oasis on Rio Grande Boulevard in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Located 4 miles from Old Town, this...
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