Discover Historic Places In America
Custom Search
Home >> Discover Historic Places In America >> American SW

Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning
Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning

1000s of great recipes and picnic menu ideas

Browse Recipes

Appetizer/Snack

BarBQ-Grilling

Beef

Beverages

Bread

Breakfast

Canning - Mixes

Casserole

Cheese

Chicken

Chili Bowl

Comfort Foods

Country

Cowboy

Desserts

Dinner

Eggs

Ham / Pork

Lunch

Mac & Cheese

Main Dishes

Gifts in a Jar

Pasta

Penn Dutch

Picnic

Pizza

Pot Pies

Potluck

Quick & Easy Meals

Salads

Salsa

Sandwiches

Slow Cooker

Soups-Stews

Turkey

Veggies-Side Dish

America's Cooking Recipes

Eastern

Gulf Coast

Mid-west

New England

Northwest

Pacific

Prairie

Southern

Southwest

West Virginia

 

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
New Mexico

Directions
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is administered by the National Park Service.  The Visitors Center is in Mountainair, New Mexico, one block west of the junction of US 60 and NM 55.  Self-guided tours are available. Open daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm (Summer); 9:00am to 5:00pm (Winter).  Please call 505-847-2585, or visit the park's website for further information.

History
Salinas Pueblo Missions National MonumentThe Salinas valley was occupied as early as the 10th century, first by Mogollon then Anasazi cultures, who established major trade centers that served both the Rio Grande villages and the Plains Indian tribes. Franciscan missionaries built mission complexes at each of the Salinas pueblos.

The largest of the three pueblos was Gran Quivira (Las Humanas), which includes excavated ruins and a central plaza c. 1300 A.D., the remains of the church and convento (missionary quarters) of Misión de San Buenaventura, and the church of San Isidoro, both built in the 17th century. Quarai contains the best-preserved of the missions, Misión de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac constructed c. 1629 to 1674. It served as the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico.

The third pueblo, Abó, has extensive unexcavated pueblo ruins c. 1300 A.D., and red sandstone ruins of the mission and monastery of San Gregorio de Abó built in 1629-30. Severe drought, Apache raids and an epidemic forced the abandonment of the pueblos in the 1670s.

More History

 
 


Powered by ... All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
E-mail | AlansKitchen Privacy Policy | Thank you