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Mar 6, 2012 - Pecos National Historic Site

Mar 6 Points North Today dawned bright and clear again, but snow is scheduled in two days. We head off to the Turquoise Trail towards Santa Fe. We are going to hit Pecos National Historical Site and maybe Fort Union National Monument. The Turquoise Trail is a Scenic Byway that leads from I-40 near Albuquerque to I-25 just outside of Santa Fe. Even though it runs through the mountains it is a much faster route to Santa Fe for us. We by-pass Santa Fe and head on to Pecos National Historical Site. Pre-pueblo people began living here in...

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Nov 8, 2011 - Pecos National Historical Park

Santa Fe, New Mexico - Pecos National Historical Park Twenty-five miles north of Santa Fe is the Pecos National Historical Park that sits on 6,670 acres. The main area contains the ruins of Pecos Pueblo - a 900-year-old, 700- room multilevel complex-and the remains of a 17th century Spanish mission church, Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos. We walked the 1.25-mile, self guided tour, and took tons of pictures. Here they are. Mike and Nancy

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Nov 12, 2005 - Land of Enchantment

New Mexico calls itself the Land of Enchantment, and I would have to agree. The drive east from Gallup passes by spectacular red cliffs. I stopped at Continental Divide, elevation 7,275 feet, to photograph these amazing sandstone formations. One of my historic Santa Fe Railway posters is entitled "Red Cliffs, Continental Divide, New Mexico." This has always been one of my favorite posters because of the dramatic and colorful image, but I often wondered about its location. Now I know. Although I was only able to view the red cliffs at a...

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