The History of Santa Fe
History of Santa Fe
Santa Fe has a long and rich history that dates back to approximately 1050 AD. Today, Santa Fe continues to embrace its past while offering world class dining, art and entertainment.
Historical Highlights
  • Site established between between 1050 and 1150 with Pueblo Indian villages
  • Claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1540 and called the "Kingdom of New Mexico"
  • In 1680 the Pueblo Indians revolted against the Spanish colonists and forced them from the city. In 1692 the city was re-conquered by Don Diego de Vargas.
  • The period from 1692 to 1821 constitutes the Spanish Empire, a time when Santa Fe grew and prospered under Spanish leadership.
  • The time from 1821 to 1846 to is considered the Mexican Period. Mexico became independent from spain and William Becknell opened the 1,000 mile long Santa Fe Trail.
  • The Territorial Period was between 1846 and 1912. During this time, Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo, ceding New Mexico to the United States. With the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in 1880, Santa Fe grew and prosper.
  • New Mexico gained statehood in 1912, and today Santa Fe is considered one of the top destinations in the world. Santa Fe offers world class dining, opera, outdoor opportunities, and a lifestyle that is unmatched.
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