Sign Me Up Santa Fe

New Mexico, Santa Fe Guide (B): Sign Me Up Santa Fe

If I were to ever have a love affair with a city it would be Santa Fe. It is an artistic center with a long and vivid history. The city has deep native American roots whom had built villages. Born to Spanish colonists in Mexico, Don Juan de Oñate was the first to try to colonize Santa Fe in 1598. That is fifty years earlier than my hometown of East Hampton was even settled back in New York.

An assortment of wars and revolts between the native pueblo people and French creole fur traders in St. Louis, Spaniard colonialists, Mexican revolutionists and the Republic of Texas painted Santa Fe’s history until the United States gained New Mexico in 1848 and with it the oldest capital in the nation.

Entering New Mexico from Colorado, the Rockies flatten out into plains while red and yellow mountains jaggedly rise from the ground. In the distance the white caps of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains shimmer proudly.

At the heart of Santa Fe is The Plaza, a 400 year old town square. It houses the Palace of the Governors, the erstwhile seat of Spain’s government in the early 17th century. Today it’s a museum dedicated to Santa Fe’s storied past and the square is now a host to native American craftsmen, silversmiths and jewelry makers whom sell their work along its edges. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Sign Me Up Santa Fe
Guide Location: USA » Santa Fe
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Plaza Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi of Santa Fe Sequoia Santa Fe Shiprock Santa Fe Ortega’s on the Plaza The Shed 5 and Dime The Longworth Gallery Pushkin Gallery Gaugy Gallery EL MUSEO
Author: Dakota Arkin
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