Santa Fe

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Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe was founded in 1608 by Spanish colonists and Franciscan missionaries who were searching for gold, arable land, and Indians to convert to Christianity. In the 400 years since, this mountain community has been the hub of Spanish colonialism in the New World, the terminus of the historic Santa Fe Trail, and since 1912, the state capital of New Mexico. It is America's third-oldest continuously inhabited, European-built community, surpassed in age only by St. Augustine, Florida, and Jamestown, Virginia. It is also the birthplace of Santa Fe style, a term used to describe the unique amalgamation of Indian, Spanish, and Anglo cultures that has strongly influenced the world of architecture and fashion since the 1960s and made the city one of America's most popular and recognizable tourist destinations.
ISBN: 9781467133128
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 149
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Native New Mexican and longtime resident of Santa Fe Buddy Mays is a former contract photographer for the National Geographic Society and Chevrolet Magazine Group and a former field editor and writer for Outdoor Life. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines throughout the United States and Europe.
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