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Santa Fe 400th Anniversary ~ American Era
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 41.243 W 105° 56.347
13S E 415025 N 3949681
Quick Description: This historical marker for the 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe is located on the west side of Lincoln Avenue just north of San Francisco Street.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 2:58:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMFN3C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Santa Fe 400th Anniversary ~ American Era

Santa Fe 1610-2010
Territorial Period 1848 to 1912
Statehood to the Present

Everything changed in Santa Fe on August 18, 1846. General Stephen Watts Kearny marched into the Plaza with his American Army of the West. He was graciously, if sadly, welcomed by the acting governor Juan Batista Vigil y Alarid. Santa Fe was from this day forward to be part of the United States of America. The general's well-received "Kearny Code" served as the basis of law until a new government could be formulated under U.S. jurisdiction.

By the time Kearny and his troops arrived, Santa Feans had already been trading with the Americanos for over two decades via the Santa Fe Trail. Now new merchants and commercial interests would establish themselves on the Plaza bringing more opportunity and prosperity to the population. Mercantile interests from New York City and St. Louis were among the first to arrive to set up successful businesses on the Plaza.

In 1850 the U.S. Congress made New Mexico a territory of the United States with Santa Fe as its capital city. Santa Fe would remain the capital when New Mexico achieved statehood on January 6, 1912.

In the twentieth century Santa Fe became one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Its vibrant arts community, beautiful natural surroundings and exotic cultures attract visitors year round.

Plaque donated by:

Chalmers Capitol
Ford · Lincoln · Mercury
Where Real People Make The Difference

Subject: City

Commemoration: Santa Fe 400th Anniversary

Date of Founding: 1610

Date of Commemoration: 2010

Wst side of Lincoln Avenue just north of San Francisco Street.

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