Thursday, August 23, 2007

Las Trampas

Although the guidebook trumpeted the San Jose de Gracia Church, Sharon was not impressed.

Las Trampas
New Mexico Historical Marker

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This marker is located on Highway 76 in Las Trampas, New Mexico. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 36° 07.865 W 105° 45.505.

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The village of Las Trampas was established in 1751 by 12 families from Santa Fe, led by Juan de Arguello, who received a land grant from Governor Tomas Velez Cachupin. The church of San Jose de Gracia is one of the finest surviving 18th-century churches in New Mexico.



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