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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GE_fajada-butte_Nageezi-NM.html
Fajada Butte dominates the landscape. Exposed rock layers reveal the regions geologic and human history. Cliff House Sandstone forms the upper layer with deposits of fossil shells, clams, shark teeth, and marine sand. Menefee Formation forms th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GD_ancient-astronomers_Nageezi-NM.html
Atop Fajada Butte Chacoan skywatchers commemorated the movement of the sun and the seasons. Sunlight passed between three boulder slabs onto a spiral petroglyph to mark the sun's position on the summer solstice, winter solstice, and the equinoxes.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29GC_chaco-a-world-heritage-site_Nageezi-NM.html
Chaco Culture was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Chaco Canyon was a major cultural center between 850 and 1250 CE, and is remarkable both for its monumental architecture and its status as a center of trade, politics, and cerem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29G5_the-measuring-lady_Albuquerque-NM.html
Dr. Sophie Aberle, a noted anthropologist, lived in this adobe-style house. Named the "Measuring Lady" by the people she worked with, her research focused on Puebloan women's lives, including pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, diet, and healing. As…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29G3_a-proud-tradition_Albuquerque-NM.html
The first permanent Spanish settlement brought new foods and cooking methods to the region in the late 1500s. Wheat became an important staple because it was easier than corn for making bread. Pueblo men learned to harvest wheat while the woman we…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29BG_ben-and-pat-abruzzo_Cedar-Crest-NM.html
Ben Abruzzo1930 - Rockford, IllinoisPat Abruzzo1932 - Rockford, Illinois1985 - Albuquerque, New MexicoBen Abruzzo was one of those rare individuals who undertake great enterprises - adventures of the human spirit which ennoble us all.In business, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296Z_pecos-national-historical-park_Pecos-NM.html
Front: Humans have inhabited the Pecos Valley for at least 12,000 years. The fifteenth century Towa-speaking trading pueblo, Cicuyé, had over 2,000 inhabitants. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Franciscan churches were built…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296Y_route-66_Santa-Fe-NM.html
You are traveling an early alignment of U.S. 66, perhaps the most well-known road to follow this historic transportation corridor. A Spanish mission trail to Pecos Pueblo, the Santa Fe Trail and the National Old Trails Road all predate the Mother …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2943_gran-quivira-ruins_Mountainair-NM.html
The Tompiro Indian "Pueblo de las Humanas" (ca. 1300-1670s) had 1,500 to 2,000 inhabitants and was a trading center with Plains Indians. The village evolved for centuries on the fringe of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures. There are two large…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2942_abo-ruins_Mountainair-NM.html
Located adjacent to the major east-west trade route through Abó Pass, the Tompiro Pueblo of Abó (ca. 1300s-1670s) was one of the Southwest's largest Pueblo Indian villages. Extensive Indian house complexes are dominated by the unique buttressed …
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