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Tsankawi Ruins

Tsankawi Ruins

(White Rock NM) The ancient native ruins and trail at Tsankawi is part of Bandalier National Monument, although distant from the main part. The ancestral Tewa peoples that dwelled there were related to the current San Ildefonso Pueblo which is nearby. It sat atop a mesa accessed by a trail going up paths that have […]

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Salmon Ruins

Salmon Ruins

(Bloomfield NM) Salmon Ruins was built as an outpost of the Chacoan Culture. The pueblo was located near the San Juan River and about 50 miles north of Chaco. It was inhabited over the years by different groups; so a mixture of construction styles was apparent. The site had a small museum with artifacts excavated […]

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Fort Union

Fort Union

(nr Watrous NM) Fort Union was established in 1851 at the convergence of the Mountain and Cimarron Cut-off branches of the Santa Fe Trail. For 50 years, the largest fort in the southwest, served travelers, settlers, and traders along that important trade route. Built right after the War with Mexico, it played a critical role […]

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