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Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, Corrales received its name from the corrals used by settlers on the 1710 Alameda land grant. Descendants of the grant holder, Juan Gonzales Bas, and others settled there and weathered frontier hardships and challenges: a small pox epidemic, floods, Native American raids, the loss of an old church and the building of a new one, and the never-ending demands of agricultural survival. Corrales became known for its vineyards and wines after French and Italian farmers put down roots at the end of the 19th century. After World War II, this isolated, bucolic village was discovered by Albuquerque's burgeoning population. Prominent among the newcomers were professionals and artists seeking inexpensive land in a beautiful setting. Corrales then became an artistic and free-thinking community. It remains a verdant, lively, and semirural suburban oasis sandwiched between Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city, and Rio Rancho, the state's fastest-growing city.
ISBN: 9780738584539
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Mary P. Davis and members of the Corrales Historical Society have selected the best of the society's photograph archives and reached out to the community to gather more stories and images that portray their beloved village.
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