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Old Town History -- Albuquerque NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 05.715 W 106° 40.237
13S E 347722 N 3884882
Quick Description: This double-sided dual-language historic marker at a parking lot on the south side of Old Town relates centuries of history.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 2:44:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMMA0G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
An adobe-framed historic marker in English and Spanish is located at a parking lot on the south side of Old Town, near the Plaza. The marker discusses significant events from 1706 through 1900 in what is now known as "Old Town Albuquerque."
History::
From Wikipedia: "Old Town is a historic district in Albuquerque, New Mexico, dating back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706. Today it is a popular shopping and tourist destination. Old Town comprises about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings grouped around a central plaza (a common feature of Spanish colonial towns). Many of the buildings in Old Town are houses that have been converted into restaurants and small art and souvenir shops. On the north side of the Plaza is San Felipe de Neri Church, which was built in 1793. The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and ¡Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum are located just to the east of Old Town and a couple of hotels, like the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, are located within walking distance of the Plaza. Old Town did not become a part of the City of Albuquerque ("New Town") until the 1940s."


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

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