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FC: Our New Mexico Adventure

1: Ann and Anita | Taos | Santa FE | Anita | Ann Marie | Our New Mexico Adventure | Here | There

2: Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm, and it consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of early Cadillacs; the tail fin) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. | CADILLAC RANCH

4: Evidence of human habitation in Palo Duro Canyon dates back 10,000 years to Paleo Indian cultures.

7: Elkins Ranch, a third generation working cattle ranch, is located in Palo Duro Canyon, the nations second largest canyon. Jeep tours were open to the public in 1998.

8: Hoodoos

10: YELLOW BEAR BLUFF named for Native American Chief Yellow Bear. His Indian name was Wuk-Nee-haw-Nay. He was a chief of the Southern Arapaho tribe and the highest ranking warrior in the lodge.

11: Yellow Bear and his nephew, Chief Quanah Parker, went to Ft. Worth, Texas to discuss overdue money from leased tribal reservation lands. The two of them checked into the most modern hotel in the city, the Hotel Pickwick. Yellow Bear decided to retire early, but Quanah went with a friend for a social visit. Two hours later, Quanah returned to the hotel room, and retired for the evening. In turning off the gaslight, it is speculated either he blew the light out, not realizing the consequences, or he did not turn the valve completely off. Whatever the reason, he awoke sometime later, roused Yellow Bear, and both struggled across the floor, Quanah falling near a window, but both lost consciousness. Almost 13 hours later, the scene was discovered, and Yellow Bear was dead, and Quanah survived. (bio by: Tom Todd)

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14: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis The congregation was established in 1610, the first Church built in 1610, the present Church was built in 1886, and rededicated in 1986.

15: Reredos This Altar screen was carved for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Cathedral in 1986. In its center is a statue of St. Francis that dates to the 1700's. Surrounding the statue are paintings of Saints of the New World. The altar screen was painted by Robert Lentz.

16: PETROGLYPH NATIONAL MONUMENT | "Each of these rocks is alive, keeper of a message left by the ancestors....There are spirits, guardians; there is medicine...." | William F. Weahkee, Pueblo Elder

19: Petroglyphs National Monument The VOLCANOES

20: The Turquoise Trail This Scenic Byway encompasses 15,000 miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

23: The Santa Fe Trail was a link in Indian trade networks ancient before the Spaniards arrived. It would serve the Spaniards of New Mexico as a route of exploration, frontier defense, and trade with the Plains Indians.

26: Las Trampas or Trampas (Spanish, "traps") is a small unincorporated town in Taos County, New Mexico. Located on the scenic High Road to Taos , it is approximately halfway between Santa Fe to the south and Taos to the north. Founded in 1751 by twelve Spanish families from Santa Fe, it is known for the San José de Gracia Church, built between 1760 and 1776 and considered a model of the adobe architecture found throughout New Mexico. The church was once used by Los Hermanos Penitentes, a flagellant Catholic order founded in colonial Spanish America.

29: The Potrero plaza of Chimayó is known internationally for a Catholic chapel, the Santuario de Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas, commonly known as El Santuario de Chimayó. A private individual built it by 1816 so that local people could worship Jesus as depicted as Esquipulas; preservationists bought it and handed it over to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1929. For its reputation as a healing site (believers claim that dirt from a back room of the church can heal physical and spiritual ills), it has become known as the "Lourdes of America".

30: A short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, the Jemez State Monument Heritage Area is one of the most beautiful prehistoric and historic sites in the Southwest. It includes the stone ruins of a 500 year old Indian village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1610. The village of Giusewa was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the present-day people of Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo. The massive stonewalls were constructed about the same time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

35: Bandelier National Monument Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677 acre National Monument preserving the homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People. Human presence in the area has been dated to over 10,000 years before the present. Permanent settlements by ancestors of the Pueblo peoples have been dated to 1150.

36: Here, Now and Always exhibit tells the story of the Southwest's oldest communities. From elder to younger, each generation has taught the next: we are here now, and we will be here always.

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