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Oct 6, 2014 - Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Wikipedia Abo Mission Ruins Quarai Mission Ruins Don Fredrico (Fred) Sisneros, The Oldest Park Ranger

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May 18, 2014 - Salinas Pueblo Missions NM

The Pueblos of the Salinas Valley lived in central New Mexico east of the Manzano Mountains for centuries. The Pueblo Indians developed a stable agricultural society whose members lived in apartment-like complexes and participated, through rule and ritual, in the cycles of nature. Soon after Spain had conquered and colonized Mexico, tales of great wealth to the North drew explorers to New Mexico. The Pope had charged the Spanish Crown with Christianizing the natives of the New World. Missions were built in the early 1600s next to the Pueblo...

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2014 RV Adventure

Mar 4, 2012 - Bernardo and the Salinas Pueble Missions

Mar 4 Today’s is Mike’s birthday and he still had to drive 155 miles to Bernardo and the RV park and then another 150 miles to the sites for the day. We fueled up this morning at $4.089 for diesel and then about 50 miles up the road in a small town the diesel was only $3.99 and later this afternoon in an even smaller town it was only $3.89. Oh well, you can’t win for losing. Our destination today was the Salinas Pueblo Missions. There are three sites we visited, there are all pueblos of the Ancestral Puebloans or (Anasazi) . Many of the...

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Apr 12, 2008 - Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Today found us taking a trip back into time. All the way back to the 1600's actually. Rather than bore you with all we learned I will share just the high lites with all of you. In 1598 a party led by Juan de Onate came into New Mexico with the intent of setting up a permanent colony. The area we visited today ( about 50 miles south of Albuquerque) was chosen because of its access to salt which was one of the riches of its day. By the 1620s the Franciscan priests (remember them from Tumacacori?) had arrived in the area and were building...

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