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Encyclopedia > Santa Fe, New Mexico
City of Santa Fe

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Nickname: The City Different
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722, -105.96444
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Founded ca. 1607-8
Government
 - Mayor David Coss
Area
 - Total 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km²)
 - Land 37.3 sq mi (96.7 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 7,320 ft (2,231 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 72,056
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 87500-87599
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-70500
GNIS feature ID 0936823
Website: http://www.santafenm.gov/

Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and is the seat of Santa Fe County. Santa Fe had a population of 62,203 at the April 1, 2000 census (62,957 people were then living within the city's 2006 boundaries); the estimate for July 1, 2006, is 72,056. It is the principal city of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Santa Fe-Española Combined Statistical Area. The elevation of Santa Fe is nearly 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level compared with approximately 5,352 ft (1,631 m) for nearby Albuquerque. That makes Santa Fe the United States' highest state capital in elevation. Flag of Santa Fe, New Mexico File links The following pages link to this file: Santa Fe, New Mexico Categories: Flag images ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1607 Incorporated Santa Fe County Mayor Larry A. 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History

Santa Fe under Spain and Mexico

The City of Santa Fe was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150.


Santa Fe was the capital of Nuevo México, a province of New Spain explored by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and established in 1515. The "Kingdom of New Mexico" was first claimed for the Spanish Crown in 1540, almost 70 years before the founding of Santa Fe. Coronado and his men also traveled to the Grand Canyon and through the Great Plains on their New Mexico expedition. New Mexico (Spanish: Nuevo México or, in full, Santa Fe de Nuevo México; alternatively, Nuevo Méjico) was a province of New Spain that existed from the late 16th century up through the early 19th century. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... Coronado Sets Out to the North, by Frederic Remington, 1861-1909 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (ca. ... 1515 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Spanish colonists first settled in northern New Mexico in 1598. Don Juan de Oñate became the first Governor and Captain-General of New Mexico and established his capital in 1598 at San Juan Pueblo, 25 miles north of Santa Fe. The city of Santa Fe was founded by Don Pedro de Peralta, New Mexico's third governor. Peralta gave the city its full name, "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asísi", or "The Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi". The following is a list of governors of the Province of New Mexico under the Viceroyalty of New Spain. ... Saint Francis of Assisi, St. ...

Don Pedro de Peralta depicted in a statue of 1610
Don Pedro de Peralta depicted in a statue of 1610
San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe is the oldest church structure in the US. The adobe walls were constructed around A.D. 1610
San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe is the oldest church structure in the US. The adobe walls were constructed around A.D. 1610
Santa Fe, 1846-1847
Santa Fe, 1846-1847
The modern city of Santa Fe
The modern city of Santa Fe
Capitol Building
Capitol Building

A settlement on the site that would become Santa Fe was first established by Juan Martinez de Montoya ca. 1607-1608 The town was formally founded and made a capital in 1610, making it the oldest capital city and perhaps tied with Jamestown, Virginia (1607) for second oldest surviving American city founded by European colonists, behind St. Augustine, Florida (1565). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 475 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (792 × 1000 pixel, file size: 282 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 475 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (792 × 1000 pixel, file size: 282 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 2289 KB) San Miguel Chapel, Sante Fe, New Mexico. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 2289 KB) San Miguel Chapel, Sante Fe, New Mexico. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... Download high resolution version (982x631, 139 KB)wikipedia exclusive photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Santa Fe File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (982x631, 139 KB)wikipedia exclusive photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Santa Fe File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Palace of the Governors The Palace of the Governors is an adobe structure on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico that housed the Spanish territorial government from the time of colonization. ... Download high resolution version (1709x896, 335 KB)La Ciudad de Santa Fe. ... Download high resolution version (1709x896, 335 KB)La Ciudad de Santa Fe. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Santa_Fe_NM.jpg Summary City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Santa_Fe_NM.jpg Summary City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... Download high resolution version (1000x660, 134 KB)wikipedia exclusive photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Santa Fe File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1000x660, 134 KB)wikipedia exclusive photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran Santa Fe File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1607 (MDCVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events March 18 - Sissinios formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia May 14 - Protestant Union founded in Auhausen. ... // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... Nickname: Location in St. ... // Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. ...


Except for the years 1680-1692, when, as a result of the Pueblo Revolt, the native Pueblo people drove the Spaniards out of the area known as New Mexico, later to be reconquered by Don Diego de Vargas, Santa Fe remained Spain's provincial seat until the outbreak of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. In 1824 the city's status as the capital of the Mexican territory of Santa Fé de Nuevo México was formalized in the 1824 Constitution. 1680-The Pueblo Revolt, by George Chacón, Taos Mural Project The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 or Popés Rebellion was an uprising of many pueblos of the Pueblo people against Spanish colonists in the New Spain province of New Mexico. ... It has been suggested that Pueblo be merged into this article or section. ... Diego de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León y Contreras (1643 – 1704), commonly known as Don Diego de Vargas, was a Spanish Governor of the New Spain territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México, today the U.S. state of New Mexico, titular 1688 – 1692, effective... Combatants Mexico Spain Commanders Miguel Hidalgo José María Morelos Vicente Guerrero Spanish colonial authorities Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and Spanish colonial authorities, which started on September 16, 1810. ...


Santa Fe and the United States

In 1841, a small military and trading expedition set out from Austin, Texas, with the aim of gaining control over the Santa Fe Trail. Known as the Santa Fe Expedition the force was poorly prepared and was easily repelled by the Mexican army. In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, and General Kearny led a troop of US Cavalry into the city to claim it and the whole New Mexico Territory for the United States. By 1848 it officially gained New Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Trail logo The Santa Fe Trail was an historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... The Santa Fe Expedition was a commercial and military expedition to claim parts of Northern New Mexico for Texas in 1841. ... Portrait of Stephen W. Kearny Stephen Watts Kearny (August 30, 1794–October 31, 1848) was a United States Army officer, noted for action in the southwest during the Mexican-American War, in particular in the conquest of California. ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange). ...


Colonel Alexander William Doniphan under the command of Kearny recovered ammunition from Santa Fe labeled "Spain 1776" showing both the quality of communication and military support New Mexico received under Mexican rule. [1] Alexander William Doniphan Alexander William Doniphan (July 9, 1808–August 8, 1887) was a noted 19th century American politician and soldier. ...


In 1851, Jean Baptiste Lamy arrived in Santa Fe and began construction of Saint Francis Cathedral. For a few days in March 1863, the Confederate flag of General Henry Sibley flew over Santa Fe, until he was defeated by Union troops. Jean Baptiste Lamy Bronze statue of Lamy in front of St. ...


Santa Fe was originally envisioned as an important stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. But as the tracks progressed into New Mexico, the civil engineers decided that it was more practical to go through Lamy, a town in Santa Fe County to the south of Santa Fe. The result was a gradual economic decline. This was reversed in part through the creation of a number of resources for the arts and archaeology, notably the School of American Research, created in 1907 under the leadership of the prominent archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett. The first aeroplane to fly over Santa Fe was piloted by Rose Dugan, carrying Vera von Blumenthal as passenger. Together they started the development of the Pueblo Indian pottery industry, a major contribution to the founding of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering. ... Lamy is a census-designated place located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. ... Santa Fe County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Dr. Edgar Lee Hewett (1865 - 1946) was an archaeologist/anthropologist active in work on the Native American communities of New Mexico and the southwestern United States, and most famous for his role in bringing about the Antiquities Act, a pioneering piece of legislation for the conservation movement. ... Madame Vera (or Verra) von Blumenthal together with Rose Dugan (or Dougan) contributed to the development of the Pueblo Indian pottery industry by teaching the potters of the local pueblos techniques which made the pottery more attractive to collectors. ... Santa Fe Indian Market is an annual art market held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA over two days around the third weekend in August and draws an estimated 100,000 people to the city from around the world. ...


In 1912, New Mexico became the country's 47th state, with Santa Fe as its capital.


Geography

Santa Fe is located at 35°40′2″N, 105°57′52″W (35.667231, -105.964575)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 96.9 km² (37.4 mi²). 96.7 km² (37.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Santa Fe is located at 7,000 feet (2134 m) above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States. The highest state capitals are:

  1. Santa Fe, New Mexico - 7,000 ft (2134 m) right through the center of the Capitol building
  2. Cheyenne, Wyoming - 6,097 ft (1858 m)
  3. Denver, Colorado - 5,280 ft (1609 m)
  4. Carson City, Nevada - 4,687 ft (1429 m)
  5. Salt Lake City, Utah - 4,560 ft (1390 m)
  6. Helena, Montana - 4,125 ft (1257 m)

Source: The Encyclopedia of State Capitols 1999 Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Nickname: Location in Lewis and Clark County, Montana Coordinates: , Country State County Lewis and Clark Founded October 30, 1864 Government  - Mayor James E. Smith Area  - Total 14. ...


Climate

Santa Fe is characterized by cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in Santa Fe ranges from a low of 14°F (-10°C) to a high of 40°F (4°C) in winter, low of 55°F (13°C) to a high of 86°F (30°C) in summer. Santa Fe receives 2-3 inches (50-75 mm) of rain per month in summer and about 5 inches (13 cm) of snow per month in winter. [1]

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F/°C 90/32 75/24 78/26 87/31 94/34 100/38 98/37 95/35 95/35 86/30 82/28 72/22
Norm High °F/°C 47/8 50/10 56/13 63/17 72/22 83/28 85/29 82/28 76/24 67/19 54/12 48/9
Norm Low °F/°C 16/-9 20/-7 25/-4 31/-1 39/4 48/9 53/12 51/11 45/7 34/1 24/-4 17/-8
Rec Low °F/°C -27/-33 -29/-34 -18/-28 6/-14 14/-10 11/-12 35/2 36/2 20/-7 6/-14 -23/-31 -19/-28
Precip in/mm 0.71/18 0.63/16 0.90/23 0.76/19 1.29/33 1.39/35 3.19/81 3.49/89 1.99/51 1.35/34 1.06/27 0.61/15
Source: The Weather Channel [2]

Santa Fe style and “the City Different”

The Spanish laid out the city according to the “Laws of the Indies”, town planning rules and ordinances which had been established in 1573 by King Phillip II. The fundamental principle was that the town be laid out around a central plaza. On its north side was the Palace of the Governors, while on the East was the church that later became the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Year 1573 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Philip II of Spain (1527 – September 13, 1598), King of Spain (r. ... Palace of the Governors The Palace of the Governors is an adobe structure on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico that housed the Spanish territorial government from the time of colonization. ... Saint Francis Cathedral Statue of Lamy in front of the cathedral The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly known as Saint Francis Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...


An important style implemented in planning the city was the radiating grid of streets centering from the central Plaza. Many were narrow and included small alley-ways, but each gradually merged into the more casual byways of the agricultural perimeter areas. As the city grew throughout the 19th century, the building styles evolved too, so that by Statehood in 1912, the eclectic nature of the buildings caused it to look like “Anywhere USA” [2]. The city government realized that the economic decline, which had started more than twenty years before with the railway moving west and the Federal government closing down Fort Marcy, might be reversed by the promotion of tourism.

An Adobe Pueblo Revival style building near the Plaza in Santa Fe
An Adobe Pueblo Revival style building near the Plaza in Santa Fe

To achieve that goal, the city created the idea of imposing a unified building style – the Spanish Pueblo Revival look, which was based on work done restoring the Palace of the Governors. The sources for this style came from the many defining features of local architecture: vigas and canales from many old adobe homes, churches built many years before and found in the Pueblos, and the earth-toned, adobe-colored look of the exteriors. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2304, 2123 KB) Hotel Inn and Spa at Loretto near to the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico The Picture was taken 07/09/2005 by JuliusR ([email protected] ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2304, 2123 KB) Hotel Inn and Spa at Loretto near to the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico The Picture was taken 07/09/2005 by JuliusR ([email protected] ... Franciscan Hotel, 1922 Taos Pueblo, an example of the Pueblo Styles historical background The Pueblo Revival Style is a regional architectural style of the Southwestern United States which draws its inspiration from the Pueblos and the Spanish missions in New Mexico. ...


After 1912 this style became official: all buildings were to be built using these elements. By 1930 there was a broadening to include the “Territorial”, a style of the pre-statehood period which included the addition of portals and white-painted window and door pediments. The City had become “Different”. However, “in the rush to pueblofy” [3] Santa Fe, the city lost a great deal of its architectural history and eclecticism”. Among the architects most closely associated with this “new” style is John Gaw Meem. John Gaw Meem (November 17, 1894 – August 4, 1983) was an American architect based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...


By an ordinance passed in 1958, new and rebuilt buildings, especially those in designated historic districts, must exhibit a Spanish Territorial or Pueblo style of architecture, with flat roofs and other features suggestive of the area's traditional adobe construction. However, many contemporary houses in the city are built from lumber, concrete blocks, and other common building materials, but with stucco surfaces (sometimes referred to as "faux-dobe", pronounced as one word: "foe-dough-bee") reflecting the historic style. Jan. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ...


In 2005/2006 a consultant group from Portland, Oregon has been preparing a “Santa Fe Downtown Vision Plan” to examine the long-range needs for the “downtown” area, roughly bounded by the Paseo de Peralta on the north, south and east sides and by Guadalupe Street on the west. In consultation with members of community groups, who were encouraged to provide feedback, the consultants made a wide range of recommendations in the plan now published for public and City review. [4] Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ...


Arts and culture

Sculpture by Peter Woytuk
Sculpture by Peter Woytuk

The city is well-known as a center for arts that reflect the multi-cultural character of the city. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1174 × 886 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sculpture by Peter Woytuk, Santa Fe NM USA I have taken this picture (with my camera) of a sculpture of a bird an... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1174 × 886 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sculpture by Peter Woytuk, Santa Fe NM USA I have taken this picture (with my camera) of a sculpture of a bird an...


Visual art and galleries

The town and the surrounding areas have a high concentration of artists. They have come over the decades to capture on canvas and in other media the natural beauty of the landscape, the flora and the fauna. One of the most well-known New Mexico-based artists was Georgia O'Keeffe, who lived for a time in Santa Fe but primarily in Abiquiu, a small village about 50 miles (80 km) away. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is devoted to exhibitions of her work and associated artists or related themes. As of March 2006, it holds over one thousand of her works in all media. Georgia Tottoeanocomita OKeeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) was an American artist. ... Abiquiu (IPA: ) is a small town in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. ... The Georgia OKeeffe Museum was opened in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. ... March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase announces that the 2006 Fiji general elections will be held in the second week of May 2006 from the 6th to the 13th. ...


Canyon Road, east of the Plaza, has the highest concentration of art galleries in the city, and is a major destination for tourists and locals. Santa Fe's art market is the third largest in the United States, after New York and Los Angeles, and the Canyon Road galleries showcase a wide array of contemporary Southwestern, indigenous American, and experimental art, in addition to older Russian, Taos Masters, and Native American pieces. Canyon Road (Great Plank Road at inception[1]) is a road connecting Beaverton and Portland, Oregon, United States. ... This article is about the state. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


Another notable gallery is the Chuck Jones Gallery in downtown Santa Fe near the plaza. It contains several posters, stills, and animation cells from Jones' Looney Tunes career. Chuck Jones in 1976 Charles Martin Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. ...


Sculpture

There are many outdoor sculptures, including many statues of Saint Francis, and several other holy figures, such as Kateri Tekakwitha. Given that Saint Francis was known for his love of animals it is not surprising that there are great numbers of representations of crows, bulls, elephants, livestock and other beasts, all over town. The styles run the whole spectrum from Baroque to Post-modern. Saint Francis of Assisi, St. ... Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – April 17, 1680), the daughter of a Mohawk warrior and a Christian Algonquin woman, was born in the Mohawk fortress of Ossernenon near present-day Auriesville, New York. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. ...


Literature

Numerous authors followed the influx of specialists in the visual arts. Well-known writers like Cormac McCarthy, Roger Zelazny, Alice Corbin Henderson, George R. R. Martin, Mitch Cullin, Evan S. Connell, Richard Bradford, and Jack Schaefer have been residents of Santa Fe. Walker Percy lived on a dude ranch outside of Santa Fe before returning to Louisiana to begin his literary career. The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... For the musician, see Cormac McCarthy (musician). ... Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... Alice Corbin Henderson (16 April 1881– 1949) was a United States poet and editor. ... George Raymond Richard Martin, sometimes called GRRM, born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey is an American author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. ... Mitch Cullin (born March 23, 1968 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is an American writer of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent. ... Evan S. Connell (b. ... Jack Schaefer was a 20th century American author, known for his Westerns. ...


Music and opera

Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Opera

Music and opera are well represented in Santa Fe with the annual Santa Fe Opera productions, which take place between late June and late August each year, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival which is also held at the same time, mostly in the recently-refurbished movie theatre, the Lensic Theater, now a major performing arts venue. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 300 KB) This view of the interior of the Crosby Theater at the Santa Fe Opera was taken from the most remote corner of the balcony section. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 300 KB) This view of the interior of the Crosby Theater at the Santa Fe Opera was taken from the most remote corner of the balcony section. ... Solid rod stays support the roof of the Crosby Theater at the Santa Fe Opera. ... The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival provides a unique opportunity for distinguished musicians and young talent during a six week summer season. ... The Lensic Theater, located at 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an 821 seat theater designed by Boller Brothers of Kansas City, well known movie theater and vaudeville house architects who designed almost one hundred theaters throughout the West and mid-West, including the KiMo...


Museums

Santa Fe has many world-class museums. Many are located around the historic downtown Plaza or close by:

Others are located in the Museum Hill district: The Georgia OKeeffe Museum was opened in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. ...

Sports

The New Mexico Style were an American Basketball Association franchise founded in 2005, but reformed in Texas beginning with the 2007-8 season as the El Paso S'ol. The Santa Fe Roadrunners were a North American Hockey League team, but are reforming for the 2007-8 season in Kansas as the Topeka Roadrunners. The New Mexico Style is a team in the American Basketball Association. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The El Paso Sol are a team in the American Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in the 2007-08 season. ... The Santa Fe Roadrunners are a Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey Leagues south division, and play out of Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... The North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the defunct America West Hockey League merged in 2003 to form a 21-team Junior A league, sanctioned by USA Hockey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... It has been suggested that Santa Fe Roadrunners be merged into this article or section. ...


Tourism

After State government, tourism is a major aspect of the Santa Fe economy, with visitors attracted year-round by the climate and related outdoor activities (such as skiing in years of adequate snowfall; hiking in other seasons) plus cultural activities of the city and the region. The city of Santa Fe provides information on tourism via Santa Fe.org and Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.


Most tourist activity takes place in the historic downtown, especially on and around the Plaza, a one-block square adjacent to the Palace of the Governors, the original seat of New Mexico's territorial government since the time of Spanish colonization. Other areas include “Museum Hill”, the site of the major art museums of the city, and the Canyon Road arts area with its galleries. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... Plaza is a Spanish word related to field which describes an open urban public space, such as a city square. ... Palace of the Governors The Palace of the Governors is an adobe structure on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico that housed the Spanish territorial government from the time of colonization. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ...


Some visitors find Santa Fe particularly attractive around the second week of September when the aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains turn yellow and the skies are clear and blue. This is also the time of the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, celebrating the "reconquering" of Santa Fe by Don Diego de Vargas, a highlight of which is the burning Zozobra, a fifty-foot marionette also called "Old Man Gloom". For other uses, see Aspen (disambiguation). ... The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado in the United States. ... Fiestas de Santa Fe is an annual festival held every autumn in Santa Fe, New Mexico, usually during the second week of September. ... Diego de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León y Contreras (1643 – 1704), commonly known as Don Diego de Vargas, was a Spanish Governor of the New Spain territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México, today the U.S. state of New Mexico, titular 1688 – 1692, effective... Categories: Stub ... A marionette is a type of puppet with strings controlled by a puppeteer from above. ...


Within easy striking distance for day-trips is the town of Taos, about 70 miles (113 km) North and the historic Bandelier National Monument about 30 miles (48 km) away. Santa Fe's ski area, Ski Santa Fe, is about 16 miles (26 km) north of the city. Taos (IPA: ) is a city in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico. ... Not to be confused with Bandolier. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ...


Smokers should be aware that the City Council passed a strict anti-smoking ordinance in the summer of 2006 that bans smoking in all businesses and public places in the city. Bars are no longer allowed to set aside a smoking area.


Architectural highlights

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1869
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1869

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 62,203 people, 27,569 households, and 14,969 families living in the city. The population density was 643.4/km² (1,666.1/mi²). There were 30,533 housing units at an average density of 315.8/km² (817.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.30% White, 2.21% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.66% African American, 13.08% Pacific Islander, 13.29% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.82% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 27,569 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.90. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,392, and the median income for a family was $49,705. Males had a median income of $32,373 versus $27,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,454. About 9.5% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. USD redirects here. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The minimum wage in the city of Santa Fe is $9.50 per hour, which makes it the highest in the nation. There are plans to increase this wage to $10.50 per hour in 2008. The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ...


Sister cities

Santa Fe has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Transportation

Air

Santa Fe is served by Santa Fe Municipal Airport. Great Lakes Airlines flies directly to Denver, and Delta and American Airlines will start direct regional jet service to Salt Lake, Los Angeles and Dallas in 2008.[5] Santa Fe Municipal Airport (IATA: SAF, ICAO: KSAF) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Santa Fe, a city in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA. It covers 2,120 acres and has three runways. ...


Road

Santa Fe is located on I-25. In addition, U.S. Route 84 and U.S. Route 285 pass through the city along St. Francis Drive. Interstate 25 is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... U.S. Highway 84 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 285 is a north-south United States highway. ...


Bus and rail transit

Santa Fe Trails operates a number of bus routes within the city while New Mexico Rail Runner Express is scheduled to begin commuter train service from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in 2008. Santa Fe Trails bus on Cerrillos Road Santa Fe Trails is the local transit agency in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... Rail Runner train in Albuquerque The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... This article is about the largest city of New Mexico. ...


The Santa Fe Southern Railroad, now mostly a tourist rail experience, connects to Lamy, 15 miles to the southwest, to Amtrak's Southwest Chief for train service to Chicago or Los Angeles. Lamy is a census-designated place located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Southwest Chief snaking through Apache Canyon, NM The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak along a 2256-mile (3631-km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Education

The public schools in Santa Fe are operated by Santa Fe Public Schools, with two major high schools, Santa Fe High School and Capital High School. The city has two private liberal arts colleges: St. John's College, U.S. and the College of Santa Fe and a community college, Santa Fe Community College. The city has five private college preparatory high schools, St. Michael's High School, The New Mexico Academy for Science and Math, Desert Academy, New Mexico School For The Deaf, and Santa Fe Preparatory School. It is also home to Santa Fe Indian School, an off the reservation school for Native Americans. There are also several charter schools, including Monte Del Sol charter school, Academy for Technology and the Classics and Charter School 37. There are numerous private elementary schools, Rio Grande School, Desert Montessori School, La Mariposa Montessori, Santa Fe School for the Arts, and The Tara School. Santa Fe High School is a high school serving grades 9-12 in the Alachua-High Springs area in northwestern Alachua County. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... St. ... College of Santa Fe is a small liberal arts college in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Santa Fe Community College is a state college that is part of Floridas system of higher education. ... St. ... The Santa Fe Indian School had a distinctive art program during the early 20th century run by Dorothy Dunn Krammer. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Garrard, Lewis H., Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Oklahoma, 1955, originally published in 1850
  2. ^ Hammett, p.14
  3. ^ Hammett, p.15. "The ripped off the cast-iron storefronts, tore down the gingerbread trim, took off the Victorian brackets and dentils....."
  4. ^ Santa Fe Downtown Vision Plan, March 2007 (Approved draft by City of Santa Fe Steering Committee) Several sections
  5. ^ http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=53a96a46-6131-4f4f-9ee4-5b05d42647ca Airline Service For New Mexico Capital In Limbo, aero-news.net website, 13 Nov 2007

Further reading

  • Acuna, Rodolfo, Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, New York: Harper Collins, 1987 ISBN 006040163X
  • Hammett, Kingsley, Santa Fe: A Walk Through Time, Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2004 ISBN 1-58685-102-0
  • Larson, Jonathan, "Santa Fe", RENT, 1996
  • Wilson, Chris, The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition, Albuquerque, NM: UNM Press, 1997 ISBN 0826317464

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