Cruz de los M?rtiresIn 1598 a group of Spanish colonists, led by Juan de O?ate of Zacatecas, Mexico, established a settlement along the banks of the Rio Grande north of present-day Espa?ola. In 1610 Governor Pedro de Peralta relocated the capital of the province to Santa Fe. Between 1610 and 1680, colonists moved into New Mexico, living primarily along the Rio Grande. Franciscan friars established missions at most of the Indian pueblos. Life was not always peaceful. In order to regain control of their homeland, in 1680, many pueblo people, led by Pop?, a San Juan Indian, united to drive the colonists out. Twenty-one Franciscan friars and numerous colonists were killed in what has come to be called the Pueblo Revolt. The rest of the settles fled south to El Paso del Norte. It was not until 1693 that the province was resettled under the leadership of Governor Diego de Vargas.
|Placed By||Historic Santa Fe Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 415035 N 3950574|
|Decimal Degrees||35.69543333, -105.93910000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 41.726', W 105° 56.346'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 41' 43.56" N, 105° 56' 20.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 651 Pso De La Cuma, Santa Fe NM 87501, US|
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