This Santa Fe travel guide for provides a historical background needed to begin to understand our cultures. In addition, the guide provides major attractions and events to expect during the year and an introduction to New Mexico and Santa Fe's unique cultural heritage.
Native Americans lived here for more than 10,000 years with the Ancestral Puebloans settling along the Rio Grande well over 1,000 years ago.
New Mexico became a Spanish Colony in the late 1500s and Santa Fe became the capitol in 1610.
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 resulted when numerous Indians tribes united and drove the Spanish out of New Mexico. Some call this America's first revolution.
The Spanish eventually returned to an uneasy peace with the Puebloans.
New Mexico became part of the United States as a result of the Mexican-American War and the massacre at Taos. The annotations for the rare and hard to obtain materials are in the print book.
The book includes the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway and the High Road to Taos, along with events that bring people to Santa Fe from all over the world.
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About the Author
I was born in state far away in the early 1950s while my father was getting his masters degree in geology. I spent my formative years in Indian and Spanish uranium boom towns in New Mexico. I went to high school in Oklahoma. I worked my way up in the oil field to be a supervisor of offshore operations on international assignment.
I saved enough to pay for law school. I obtained two law degrees.
I managed a policy unit for the State of California and provided guidance and instructions on compliance with federal and state healthcare initiatives.
Retirement from that position allows me to pursue more enjoyable writing projects.
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