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San Isidro Catholic Church - Agua Fria, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 35° 39.502 W 106° 00.862
13S E 408183 N 3946530
Quick Description: A plaque by the historic San Isidro Church in Agua Fria, NM.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:30:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMHYCY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 4

Long Description:
"This 19th century adobe church is dedicated to San Isidro, ploughman, patron saint of farmers and protector of crops. Christian tradition maintains that in order to allow San Isidro time for his daily prayers an angel plowed his fields. Agua Fria annually observes this fifteenth day of May as “His Day of Goodwill” to honor his role in this agricultural community along El Camino Real."
History::
"The Catholic Church of San Isidro was built in 1835 and derives its name from the patron saint of farmers. The land for the church was given by Jose Jacinto Gallegos, whose family still lives in the area. The church served as a protector from nomadic Indian raids.[xv] Unlike Spanish Colonial government, the Mexican government was unable to finance expeditions against raiders and some settlements were abandoned."


Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: [Web Link]

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