"Oldest City in the West" Santa Fe by Easty

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was established as the capital of a new territory for Spain in 1598. From 1598 to 1814, Santa Fe was part of the Spanish Empire. From 1814 to 1846, Santa Fe became a part of Mexico. During the Mexican-American War, Santa Fe became a part of the United States. Today, Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is a popular tourist destination.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great place to learn about history
  • Cons:Lots of walking
  • In a nutshell:Santa Fe is a great historical destination
  • Last visit to Santa Fe: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2006 at 4:44 PM

    Breezing through with more ratings for a terrific page. I missed so much in Santa Fe. Guess it means another trip, huh?

  • talmid's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 3:41 AM

    "Santa Fe, dear dear dear Santa Fe..."...great prophet Bob Dylan made a song about this city. I hope I can visit there one day.

  • PA2AKgirl's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2004 at 5:54 PM

    Very nice Santa Fe page, Joe! Looks like you hit up all the major attractions--I was only here briefly last fall. I really do like NM, though...


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