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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Santa Fe, the capital and second town in population of New Mexico, seat of justice of the county of its own name, about 20 miles E. of the Rio Grande and 40 miles W. of Las Vegas, on the Denver and Rio Grand and the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Rs... The city, which occupies a site nearly 7000 feet in elevation is, after St. Augustine Fla., the oldest town in the Unite States, dating from near the beginning of the seventeenth century, when the Spaniards settled here. It is of a quaint aspect, with Mexican and Spanish characteristics, - narrow streets, a central plaza, and adobe houses. Of the older buildings may be mentioned the governor's palace, old Fort March, the cathedral of San Francisco, and the church of San Miguel. Among the modern buildings and institutions are the capitol, federal building, penitentiary, territorial orphan asylum, Indian schools, museum of the New Mexico Historical Society, San Miguel College, and Loretto Academy. Santa Fe is largely engaged in stock-raising and mining. Pop. in 1890, 6815; 1900, 5603.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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