Early Santa Fe

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The history of Santa Fe is encapsulated in imagery. Remnants of unearthed Native American artifacts from eons ago shed light on its first inhabitants. By the 17th century, Spanish settlers were capturing everyday life with brushstrokes on canvas. In the 1850s, the epic of this ancient land was brought to life through the camera's lens. These early images, which tell the story of the convergence of humanity, are as varied as the people themselves. They arrived at different times on the four major arteries that connect in the heart of the city: the Camino Real (from Mexico City), the Santa Fe Trail (from Independence, Missouri), the Old Spanish Trail (from Los Angeles), and the Mother Road, Route 66, which began in Chicago.
ISBN: 9781467125901
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ana Pacheco's family settled in Santa Fe during the 17th century. As the city historian of her hometown, she has woven together the threads of this narrative through the work of its early photographers. The vast photograph collection at the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum has preserved the essence of the people, places, and progress that continues to define the “City Different.”
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