Jemez Springs Revisted

January 11, 2010

Jemez State Monument

In 1621, Franciscan missionaries commissioned the building of San José de Guisewa Church, using the labor of local Native Americans. The church was eventually abandoned and in the 1680 Pueblo Rebellion the Jemez people set it on fire, and what I gathered from visiting the museum is that this subsequently killed the resident priest.

We ended up eating our packed lunches on the disintegrating altar and then moving on to Santa Fe.


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