Road Trip 2008 - Day Six: Taos - Pueblo de Taos

No driving today!! (Woo Hoo!)

We visited the nearby Pueblo de Taos, the oldest continuously populated communities in the USA. It was settled by the Pueblo Peoples nearly 1000 years ago and they have remained there since. The architectural structures date back to between 1000 and 1450 A.D and consist of two large complexes. A third structure, the San Geronimo (St. Jerome) Chapel dates back to 1850. It its a rebuild of the original chapel dating back to 1619 which was destroyed in the US-Mexico War in 1847. The Pueblo has played a significant role in history and was the seat of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Approximately 150 people still live in these building with a much larger population of Taos Indians residing in the nearby area.

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