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pass of the Martyrs.

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION.

Crowning the heights within the northern part of the traditional capital of recent Mexico, identified to the early Spaniards and Pueblo Indians as Cuma, without delay upon the hot Mexico relevant meridian, and over the Arroyo Mascaras, which drains the entire northeastern component of the historical urban, eventually providing the flood waters of a really huge zone into the Rio Santa Fe, in 1920 there have been developed impressive me^ morials, the only commemorative of the martyrdom of twenty-one Franciscan frayles, massacred through the Pueblo Indians within the Revolution of 1680, the opposite a utilitarian reminder of the companies rendered to civilization by means of the Spanish pioneers within the southwestern section of the U.S. within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, of which. New Mexico's capital, for greater than and one-half centuries, was once the army, civil and ecclesiastical seat of government.

On those Heights of Cuma, seven thousand 100 and twenty-six ft above sea point, commanding unobstructed perspectives in all instructions, within reach the Camino genuine from Santa Fe to Taos, which serves the localities the place transpired a few of the occasions sought to be honored, stands the go of the Martyrs, whereas a couple of hundred yards under, the place the street enters the town right, spanning with its unmarried arch the Arroyo Mascaras, lies the Bridge of Hidalgos, than which not more appealing constitution, combining software with artwork, is to be present in all of the nice southwest, owning in a marked measure the main distinguishing good points and striking features of what's often called the "Santa Fe variety" of latest Mexican colonial architecture.

Standing on the base of the pass, the rapid surrounding slopes dotted with clumps of cedar and juniper, to the north the skyline covers the Pajarito Plateau, the houses of the traditional cliff-dwellers, the main famous archaeological components in the entire Rocky Mountain zone; the Bandelier Monument or Park, the sizeable mountain levels gnashed with precipitous canyon partitions, and in each course the is still of prehistoric habitation; to the East, the snow-clad slopes and peaks of the Sangre de Cristo, the Sierra Pelon and the lofty Truchas, the top in New Mexico, the place upward thrust the perennial streams which feed the Rio Grande • to the South, the pine-clad Glorietas and 100 miles of grass-covered plains and lesser mountain teams; whereas to the West, emerging from the sandy simple and verdured valley of the Rio Grande, the Sandias, Valles and Jemez levels, within the remaining hours of the night, shape a noble history and environment for the bright colours of the main blazing sunsets in all America.

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