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New Mexico: 47 Hi-Line Travelers visit the "Land of Enchantment"

 

November 13, 2019

Hi-Line Travelers make their way toward the San Esteban Del Rey Mission at Acoma Pueblo outside Albuquerque. Believed to be one of the longest populated pueblos in the U.S., the Acoma people lived atop a 370 foot mesa that provided a natural defense against intruders. About 300 dwellings are still on the mesa but only 13 families live there year round.

Columnist's note: Forty-seven Hi-Line Travelers recently visited the Land of Enchantment with extended time in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was the third coach trip for the group made up of travelers from Glasgow to Chester and south to Polson and Chouteau. We even picked up a couple of new folks from Wyoming and Washington state.

New Mexico was the 47th state, joining the U.S. in January, 1912. Interestingly, much of the state was already settled when the east coast of the U.S. was still uninhabited by any Europeans. Santa Fe, the oldest state capitol in the country, was foun...



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