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Mike’s Blog: HOW THE U.S. DEFEATED THE CONFEDERACY TO WIN THE WAR OF THE WEST

“THE GETTYSBURG OF THE WEST” – THE BATTLE OF GLORIETA PASS PART 1: THE NEW MEXICO CAMPAIGN TO SEIZE THE U.S. WESTERN TERRITORIES   Located less than a half hour away from the Inn on the Alameda, the battlefield of … Continue reading


Joe and Mike’s Blog: El Ranch de las Golandrinas or Ranch of the Swallows

This beautiful rural and rustic museum to the south of Santa Fe is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Anyone interested in livestock, farming, culture and living conditions during the early Southwest’s history will find this restored one-time caravanserai … Continue reading


Mike’s Blog: The Heart of Santa Fe, The Plaza

Few cities are more inextricably tied to a central physical space than Santa Fe is to the Plaza. Santa Fe Plaza provided a definition and boundary between the state of ‘civilization’ for the Spanish and the ‘frontier’ without. In creating … Continue reading


Joe’s Blog: Saint Patrick’s Day and the Importance of the Irish in New Mexico

  Saint Patrick is the pre-eminent patron saint of Ireland whom we recognize annually every  March 17th. This annual day of celebration in remembrance of Saint Patrick is an important spring festival in its own right, except when Easter falls on this … Continue reading


Joe’s Blog: Kite Flying Styles, The American Science and the Japanese Artistic

Most of us think of Benjamin Franklin when we think of the first kites. His famous experiment in 1752 “discovered” electricity by capturing negative charges from static electricity passing overhead while he flew a kite with a metal key attached. … Continue reading


Joe’s Blog: Love…Santa Fe Style!

In spring, a young man’s fancy turns to love.  Saint Valentine himself was a martyr in ancient Rome but it is unclear how his name became associated with “Valentine’s Day”.  In 496, Pope Gelasius established the Feast of  Saint Valentine … Continue reading


Joe’s Blog: 10th Mountain Division’s Role in the Ski Basins of the Rocky Mountains

The history of the ski industry in America has a special interest for Santa Fe, surprisingly combining our city’s beautiful ski basin with the defense industry that’s been such a major factor in New Mexican history.  If the US had … Continue reading


Joe’s Blog: New Mexico Statehood is 102

January 6th, 2014 is the 102nd anniversary of New Mexican Statehood, which makes this a good time to take a look at the exciting and unique history of our town dating back much further than our statehood.  The story of … Continue reading


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