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Santa Fe – The Historical Side

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Many of us know some historical aspects of Santa Fe, but do you know them all? Here are a couple of things you may not even be aware of!

Sometime after the year 900 (the actual year is not known), a Native American group built several homes where our Plaza now stands. That village spread for a half mile south and west, and was known as Ogapoge.

Santa Fe was originally planned to be a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1859. When the building of the tracks began to progress, the engineers decided it was more practical to have the rail line go through Lamy, and tracks to Santa Fe were never completed until 1880.

With the mainline of the railroad not going through our area until 1880, many of our population left. Local leaders began promoting Santa Fe as a tourist attraction to gain visitors as well as residents, and many came because of our natural beauty – which attracted artists and writers.

Thinking of moving to Santa Fe? Homes are beautiful in the historical district, as well as many surrounding areas. Call me today at (505) 780-0310.

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