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Santa Fe (Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and is the seat of Santa Fe County. Santa Fe (literally ’holy faith’ in Spanish) had a population of 62,203 at the April 1, 2000 census; the estimate for July 1, 2006, is 72,056.[1] It is the principal city of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Santa Fe-Española Combined Statistical Area.

History
Santa Fe under Spain and Mexico
“ Santa Fe settlers are “churlish types” who are “accustomed to live apart from each other, as neither fathers nor sons associate with each other." ”

—Governor Fermín de Mendinueta, c. 1776.[2]
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444 Country State County Founded United States New Mexico Santa Fe County ca. 1607-8

The City of Santa Fe was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150. The Santa Fe River provided water to people living there. Santa Fe was the capital of Nuevo México, a province of New Spain explored by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and established in 1515. The "Kingdom of New Mexico" was first claimed for the Spanish Crown in 1540, almost 70 years before the founding of Santa Fe. Coronado

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and his men also traveled to the Grand Canyon and through the Great Plains on their New Mexico expedition. Spanish colonists first settled in northern New Mexico in 1598. Don Juan de Oñate became the first Governor and Captain-General of New Mexico and established his capital in 1598 near Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (formerly known as San Juan Pueblo), 25 miles (40 km) north of Santa Fe. The city of Santa Fe was founded by Don Pedro de Peralta, New Mexico’s third governor. Peralta gave the city its full name, "La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís", or "The Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi." The town was formally founded in 1608 and made a capital in 1610,[3] making it the oldest capital city in what is today the United States. Jamestown, Virginia (1607) is of similar vintage but not as a capital. Santa Fe is at least the third oldest surviving American city founded by European colonists, behind the oldest St. Augustine, Florida (1565). (A few settlements were founded prior to St. Augustine but all failed, including the original Pensacola colony in West Florida, founded by Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559, with the area abandoned in 1561 due to hurricanes, famine and warring tribes. Fort Caroline, founded by the French in 1564 in what is today Jacksonville, Florida only lasted a year before being obliterated by the Spanish in 1565.) Except for the years 1680-1692, when, as a result of the Pueblo Revolt, the native Pueblo people drove the Spaniards out of the area known as New Mexico, later to be reconquered by Don Diego de Vargas, Santa Fe remained Spain’s provincial seat until the outbreak of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. In 1824 the city’s status as the capital of the Mexican territory of Santa Fé de Nuevo México was formalized in the 1824 Constitution.

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San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe is said to be the oldest standing church structure in the US. The adobe walls were constructed around A.D. 1610

Palace of the Governors, established 1609-10

Don Pedro de Peralta in a Santa Fe, 1846-1847 statue de- Santa Fe and the United States picting “ I can hardly imagine how [Santa Fe] is suppor- ” events ted. The country around it is barren. At the of North stands a snow-capped mountain while 1610 the valley in which the town is situated is drab and sandy. The streets are narrow... A Mexican will walk about town all day to sell a bundle of grass worth about a dime. They are the poorest looking people I ever saw. They subsist principally on mutton, onions and red pepper. —letter from an American traveler, 1849 [4]

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Geography
Santa Fe is located at 35°40′02″N 105°57′52″W / 35.667231°N 105.964575°W / 35.667231; -105.964575 (35.667231, -105.964575).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.4 square miles (96.9 km2), of which, 37.3 square miles (96.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.21%) is water. Santa Fe is located at 7,000 feet (2134 m) above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States. The highest state capitals are: 1. – 7,199 ft (2134 m) right through the center of the Capitol building 2. Cheyenne, Wyoming – 6,062 ft (1,848 m) 3. Denver, Colorado – 5,280 ft (1,609.3 m) 4. Carson City, Nevada – 4,802 ft (1,463 m) 5. Salt Lake City, Utah – 4,226 ft (1,288 m) 6. Helena, Montana – 4,058 ft (1,237 m) Source: United States Geological Survey

Capitol Building In 1841, a small military and trading expedition set out from Austin, Texas, with the aim of gaining control over the Santa Fe Trail. Known as the Santa Fe Expedition the force was poorly prepared and was easily repelled by the Mexican army. In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, and Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny led the main body of his Army of the West of some 1,700 soldiers into the city to claim it and the whole New Mexico Territory for the United States. By 1848 it officially gained New Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Colonel Alexander William Doniphan under the command of Kearny recovered ammunition from Santa Fe labeled "Spain 1776" showing both the quality of communication and military support New Mexico received under Mexican rule, or that it was a peaceful city until AngloAmericans arrived.[5] In 1851, Jean Baptiste Lamy arrived in Santa Fe and began construction of Saint Francis Cathedral. For a few days in March 1862, the Confederate flag of General Henry Sibley flew over Santa Fe, until he was defeated by Union troops. Santa Fe was originally envisioned as an important stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. But as the tracks progressed into New Mexico, the civil engineers decided that it was more practical to go through Lamy, a town in Santa Fe County to the south of Santa Fe. The result was a gradual economic decline. This was reversed in part through the creation of a number of resources for the arts and archaeology, notably the School of American Research, created in 1907 under the leadership of the prominent archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett. The first aeroplane to fly over Santa Fe was piloted by Rose Dugan, carrying Vera von Blumenthal as passenger. Together they started the development of the Pueblo Indian pottery industry, a major contribution to the founding of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. In 1912, New Mexico became the United States of America’s 47th state, with Santa Fe as its capital.

Santa Fe style and “The City Different”
“ This year we are making a studied conscious ” effort not to be studied or conscious. Santa Fe is now one of the most interesting art centers in the world and you, O Dude of the East, are privileged to behold the most sophisticated group in the country gambolling freely... And Santa Fe, making you welcome, will enjoy itself hugely watching the Dude as he gazes. Be sure as you stroll along looking for the quaint and picturesque that you are supplying your share of those very qualities to Santa Fe, the City Incongruous... Be yourself, even if it includes synthetic cowboy clothes, motor goggles and a camera.

—1928 Santa Fe Fiesta Program [7] The Spanish laid out the city according to the “Laws of the Indies”, town planning rules and ordinances which had been established in 1573 by King Philip II. The fundamental principle was that the town be laid out around a central plaza. On its north side was the Palace of the Governors, while on the East was the church that later became the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. An important style implemented in planning the city was the radiating grid of streets centering from the central Plaza. Many were narrow and included small alley-ways, but each gradually merged into the more casual byways of the agricultural perimeter areas. As the city grew throughout the 19th century, the building styles evolved too, so that by Statehood in 1912, the eclectic nature of the buildings caused it to look like “Anywhere USA” [8].

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The city government realized that the economic decline, which had started more than twenty years before with the railway moving west and the Federal government closing down Fort Marcy, might be reversed by the promotion of tourism. To achieve that goal, the city created the idea of imposing a unified building style – the Spanish Pueblo Revival look, which was based on work done restoring the Palace of the Governors. The sources for this style came from the many defining features of local architecture: vigas and canales from many old adobe homes, churches built many years before and found in the Pueblos, and the earth-toned, adobe-colored look of the exteriors. After 1912 this style became official: all buildings were to be built using these elements. By 1930 there was a broadening to include the “Territorial”, a style of the pre-statehood period which included the addition of portals and white-painted window and door pediments. The City had become “Different”. However, “in the rush to pueblofy” [9] Santa Fe, the city lost a great deal of its architectural history and eclecticism”. Among the architects most closely associated with this “new” style is John Gaw Meem. By an ordinance passed in 1958, new and rebuilt buildings, especially those in designated historic districts, must exhibit a Spanish Territorial or Pueblo style of architecture, with flat roofs and other features suggestive of the area’s traditional adobe construction. However, many contemporary houses in the city are built from lumber, concrete blocks, and other common building materials, but with stucco surfaces (sometimes referred to as "fauxdobe", pronounced as one word: "foe-dough-bee") reflecting the historic style. Santa Fe City officials [10][11] Mayor Deputy mayor City manager City attorney City clerk Municipal Judge Chief of police Fire chief City councilors David Coss Rebecca Wurzburger Galen M. Buller Frank D. Katz Yolanda Y. Vigil, CMC Ann Yalman Eric Johnson Chris Rivera Pattie Bushee Chris Calvert Rosemary Romero Rebecca Wurzburger Miguel Chavez Carmichael Dominguez Matthew E. Ortiz Ronald S. Trujillo

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In 2005/2006, a consultant group from Portland, Oregon, prepared a “Santa Fe Downtown Vision Plan” to examine the long-range needs for the “downtown” area, roughly bounded by the Paseo de Peralta on the north, south and east sides and by Guadalupe Street on the west. In consultation with members of community groups, who were encouraged to provide feedback, the consultants made a wide range of recommendations in the plan now published for public and City review. [12]

Government
The City of Santa Fe is a charter city.[13] It is governed by a mayor-council system. The city is divided into four electoral districts, each represented by two councilors. Councilors are elected to staggered four-year terms and one councilor from each district is elected every two years.[13]:Article VI The municipal judgeship is an elected position and a requirement of the holder is that they be a member of the state bar. The judge is elected to four-year terms. [13]:Article VII The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and is a member of the governing body. The mayor has numerous powers and duties, but does not vote with the councilors except to break ties.[13]:Article V Day-to-day operations of the municipality are undertaken by the city manager’s office.[13]:Article VIII

Climate
Santa Fe is characterized by cool winters and warm summers. The average temperature in Santa Fe ranges from a low of 14°F (-10°C) to a high of 40°F (4°C) in winter, low of 55°F (13°C) to a high of 86°F (30°C) in summer. Santa Fe receives 2-3 inches (50-75 mm) of rain per month in summer and about 5 inches (13 cm) of snow per month in winter. [2]

Arts and culture
The city is well-known as a center for arts that reflect the multicultural character of the city. Each Wednesday the alternative weekly newspaper, The Santa Fe Reporter, publishes information on the arts and culture of Santa Fe; and each Friday, the daily Santa Fe New Mexican publishes Pasatiempo, its long-running calendar and commentary on arts and events.

Visual art and galleries
The town and the surrounding areas have a high concentration of artists. They have come over the decades to capture on canvas and in other media the natural beauty of the landscape, the flora and the fauna. One of the most well-known New Mexico-based artists was Georgia

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styles run the whole spectrum from Baroque to Postmodern.

Literature
Numerous authors followed the influx of specialists in the visual arts. Well-known writers like Cormac McCarthy, Douglas Adams, Roger Zelazny, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mary Austin, Witter Bynner, Paul Horgan, George R. R. Martin, Mitch Cullin, Evan S. Connell, Richard Bradford, Jack Schaefer, Hampton Sides and Micheal McGarritty are or were residents of Santa Fe. Walker Percy lived on a dude ranch outside of Santa Fe before returning to Louisiana to begin his literary career. The Inn at Loretto, a Pueblo Revival style building near the Plaza in Santa Fe

Music, dance, and opera

Sculpture by Peter Woytuk[1] O’Keeffe, who lived for a time in Santa Fe, but primarily in Abiquiu, a small village about 50 miles (80 km) away. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is devoted to exhibitions of her work and associated artists or related themes. As of early 2006, it holds over one thousand of her works in all media. Canyon Road, east of the Plaza, has the highest concentration of art galleries in the city, and is a major destination for international collectors, tourists and locals. Santa Fe’s art market is the second largest in the United States, after New York, and the Canyon Road galleries showcase a wide array of contemporary Southwestern, indigenous American, and experimental art, in addition to Russian, Taos Masters, and Native American pieces.

The interior of the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera; viewed from the mezzanine Music and opera are well represented in Santa Fe with the annual Santa Fe Opera productions, which take place between late June and late August each year, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival which is also held at the same time, mostly in the recently refurbished movie theatre, the Lensic Theater, now a major performing arts venue. Santa Fe has its own professional ballet company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, which performs in both cities and tours nationally and internationally. The Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival was also held at the Lensic Theater for several years. Santa Fe New Music is a leading national presenter of new post-classical music and presents events year-round in many venues. GiG, a small performing arts center in Santa Fe, showcases jazz and world artists from all over the world year-round. The city’s dance scene is quite varied, including the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the National Dance Institute of New Mexico, Moving People Dance Theatre, and many other small ensembles. Many wellknown national dance companies, including the Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Complexions, and the New York City Ballet, have also performed at the Lensic regularly while on tour.

Sculpture
There are many outdoor sculptures, including many statues of Saint Francis, and several other holy figures, such as Kateri Tekakwitha. Given that Saint Francis was known for his love of animals it is not surprising that there are great numbers of representations of crows, bulls, elephants, livestock and other beasts, all over town. The

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industry, Santa Fe routinely serves as a host to a variety of scientific meetings, summer schools, and public lectures, such as The International q-bio Conference, and the related q-bio Public Lecture Series, The Complex Systems Summer School, LANL’s Center For Nonlinear Studies Annual Conference, and others.

Museums
Santa Fe has many world-class museums. Many are located around the historic downtown Plaza or close by: • New Mexico Museum of Art – collections of Southwestern Arts. • Institute of American Indian Arts Museum – Native American arts with political aspects. • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – devoted to the work of O’Keeffe and others whom she influenced. • The History Museum – currently located in the historic Palace of the Governors, showcasing the history of Santa Fe. • Site Santa Fe – A contemporary art space, located at 1606 Paseo De Peralta. Known as the forefront for contemporary art presentation in the Southwest. Others are located in the Museum Hill district: • Museum of International Folk Art – showcasing folk art and craftsmanship from around the world. • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology – exhibits Native American arts. • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – Native American art and history. • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art – arts during the Spanish-colonial era.

Tourism
After State government, tourism is a major element of the Santa Fe economy, with visitors attracted year-round by the climate and related outdoor activities (such as skiing in years of adequate snowfall; hiking in other seasons) plus cultural activities of the city and the region. Tourism information is provided by the convention and visitor bureau[16] and the chamber of commerce.[17] Most tourist activity takes place in the historic downtown, especially on and around the Plaza, a one-block square adjacent to the Palace of the Governors, the original seat of New Mexico’s territorial government since the time of Spanish colonization. Other areas include “Museum Hill”, the site of the major art museums of the city as well as the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which takes place each year during the second full weekend of July. The Canyon Road arts area with its galleries is also a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. Some visitors find Santa Fe particularly attractive around the second week of September when the aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains turn yellow and the skies are clear and blue. This is also the time of the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, celebrating the "reconquering" of Santa Fe by Don Diego de Vargas, a highlight of which is the burning Zozobra ("Old Man Gloom"), a 50-foot (15 m) marionette. Within easy striking distance for day-trips is the town of Taos, about 70 mi (113 km) North and the historic Bandelier National Monument about 30 mi (48 km) away. Santa Fe’s ski area, Ski Santa Fe, is about 16 mi (26 km) north of the city.

Sports
The New Mexico Style were an American Basketball Association franchise founded in 2005, but reformed in Texas for the 2007-8 season as the El Paso S’ol (which folded without playing an ABA game in their new city). The Santa Fe Roadrunners were a North American Hockey League team, but moved to Kansas to become the Topeka Roadrunners. Rodeo De Santa Fe is held annually the last week of June. It is one of top 100 rodeos in the nation[15]

Science and technology
Santa Fe has had an association with science and technology since 1943 when the town served as the gateway to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a 45 minute drive from the city. In 1984, the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) was founded to research complex systems in the physical, biological, economic, and political sciences. It hosts such Nobel laureates as Murray Gell-Mann (physics), Philip Warren Anderson (physics), and Kenneth Arrow (economics). The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) was founded in 1994 to focus on research at the intersection among bioscience, computing, and mathematics. In the 1990s and 2000s several technology companies formed to commercialize technologies from LANL, SFI, and NCGR. This community of companies has been dubbed the "Info Mesa." Due to the presence of LANL and SFI, and because of its attractiveness for visitors and an established tourist

Architectural highlights
• New Mexico State Capitol • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe • Loretto Chapel • Palace of the Governors • San Miguel Mission and the rest of the Barrio De Analco Historic District • Santuario de Guadalupe • Oldest House in the USA

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population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Sister cities
Santa Fe has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: • Bukhara, Uzbekistan • Parral, Mexico • • • • Santa Fe, Spain Sorrento, Italy Tsuyama, Japan Holguín, Cuba

Transportation
Air
Santa Fe is served by the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. Santa Fe had received airline service in the past, most recently by turboprop aircraft. Scheduled passenger service at the airport was suspended in 2007 pending an environmental assessment that sought to permit regional jet service. An environmental impact statement completed in February 2009 allows the resumption of scheduled passenger flights.[19] The city later announced that American Airlines plans to begin service to the airport in June 2009. Many people fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport and connect by other means to Santa Fe. [20][21]

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1869

Demographics
As of the census[18] of 2000, there were 62,203 people, 27,569 households, and 14,969 families living in the city. The population density was 1,666.1 people per square mile (643.4/km2). There were 30,533 housing units at an average density of 817.8/sq mi (315.8/km2). According to the Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey, the racial makeup of the city was 75% White, 2.5% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 16.9% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.5% of the population. There were 27,569 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,392, and the median income for a family was $49,705. Males had a median income of $32,373 versus $27,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,454. About 9.5% of families and 12.3% of the

Road
Santa Fe is located on I-25. In addition, U.S. Route 84 and U.S. Route 285 pass through the city along St. Francis Drive. NM-599 forms an expressway bypass around the northwestern part of the city.

Public transportation
Santa Fe Trails operates a number of bus routes within the city and also provides connections to regional transit. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail service operating in Valencia, Bernalillo (including Albuquerque), Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties. In Santa Fe County, the service uses 18 miles of new right-of-way connecting the BNSF Railway’s old transcontinental mainline to existing right-of-way in Santa Fe used by the Santa Fe Southern Railway. Santa Fe is currently served by two stations, Santa Fe Depot and South Capitol. Two more stations are under construction, Zia Road and Santa Fe County/NM 599. New Mexico Park and Ride, a division of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the North Central Regional Transit District operate primarily weekday commuter coach/bus service to Santa Fe from Torrance, Rio Arriba, Taos, San Miguel and Los Alamos Counties in addition to shuttle services within Santa Fe

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connecting major government activity centers. [22][23] Prior to the Rail Runner’s extension to Santa Fe, New Mexico Park and Ride operated commuter coach service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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School, La Mariposa Montessori, Santa Fe School for the Arts, and The Tara School.

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Bus and rail
Santa Fe is served by Autobuses Americanos and Greyhound’s scheduled intercity motorcoach lines. Along with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, a commuter rail line serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the city or its environs are served by two other railroads. The Santa Fe Southern Railway, now mostly a tourist rail experience but also carrying freight, operates excursion services out of Santa Fe as far as Lamy, 15 miles (24 km) to the southeast. The Santa Fe Southern right-of-way is one of the United States’ few rails with trails. Lamy is also served by Amtrak’s daily Southwest Chief for train service to Chicago, Los Angeles, and intermediate points. Passengers transiting Lamy may use a special connecting coach/van service to reach Santa Fe.

Dinosaur family sculpture, south of I-40 off Cerrillos Road, 2008. [1] "Subcounty population estimates: New Mexico 2000-2006" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-06-28. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUBEST2006_35.csv. Retrieved on 2008-05-28. [2] "Ojo Caliente Land Grant". New Mexico Office of the State Historian. http://www.newmexicohistory.org/ filedetails.php?fileID=4767. Retrieved on 2009-05-08. [3] "Santa Fe - A Rich History". City of Santa Fe. http://www.santafenm.gov/index.asp?NID=601. Retrieved on 2008-10-12. [4] First printed in The Arkansas Banner, 8-31-1849. Quoted in Santa Fe & Taos: the Writers Era, ISBN 9780865346505 [5] Garrard, Lewis H., Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955 (originally published in 1850) [6] "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/ geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. [7] quoted in Santa Fe & Taos: the Writers Era, ISBN 9780865346505 [8] Hammett, p.14 [9] Hammett, p.15. "They ripped off the cast-iron storefronts, tore down the gingerbread trim, took off the Victorian brackets and dentils ....." [10] "Santa Fe, NM - Official Website - Government". City of Santa Fe. http://santafenm.gov/ index.asp?NID=63. Retrieved on 2008-10-15.

Trails
Multi-use bicycle, pedestrian, and equestrian trails are increasingly popular in Santa Fe, for both recreation and commuting. These include the Dale Ball Trails, a 30 mile network starting within two miles of the Santa Fe Plaza; the long Santa Fe Rail Trail to Lamy; and the Santa Fe River Trail, which is in development. Santa Fe is the terminus of three National Historic Trails: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, and the Santa Fe National Historic Trail,

Education
The public schools in Santa Fe are operated by Santa Fe Public Schools, with two major high schools, Santa Fe High School (New Mexico) and Capital High School. The city has two private liberal arts colleges: St. John’s College and the College of Santa Fe and a community college, Santa Fe Community College. Santa Fe is home to the Institute of American Indian Arts, which has expanded to a four-year college in recent years. The city has six private college preparatory high schools, Santa Fe Waldorf School k-12St. Michael’s High School, Desert Academy, New Mexico School For The Deaf, Santa Fe Secondary School, and Santa Fe Preparatory School. It is also home to Santa Fe Indian School, an off the reservation school for Native Americans. There are also several charter schools, including Monte Del Sol, the Academy for Technology and the Classics and Charter School 37. The city boasts numerous private elementary schools as well, including Rio Grande School, Desert Montessori

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[11] "Santa Fe, NM - Official Website - Municipal content.asp?CustComKey=370312&CategoryKey=380122&pn=P Court". City of Santa Fe. http://santafenm.gov/ Retrieved on 2009-03-23. index.asp?NID=266. Retrieved on 2008-10-15. [12] Santa Fe Downtown Vision Plan, March 2007 (Approved draft by City of Santa Fe Steering • Acuna, Rodolfo, Occupied America: A History of Committee) Several sections Chicanos, New York: Harper Collins, 1987 ISBN [13] ^ (PDF) Santa Fe Municipal Charter. City of Santa 006040163X Fe. 2008-03-04. http://santafenm.gov/archives/165/ • City%20of%20Santa%20Fe%20Municipal%20Charter.pdf. Hammett, Kingsley, Santa Fe: A Walk Through Time, Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2004 ISBN Retrieved on 2008-10-15. 1-58685-102-0 [14] "Monthly Averages for Santa Fe, NM". • Larson, Jonathan, "Santa Fe", RENT, 1996 http://www.weather.com/outlook//wxclimatology/ • Wilson, Chris, The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a monthly/USNM0292. Retrieved on Aug 28 2008. Modern Regional Tradition, Albuquerque, NM: UNM [15] Santa Fe Rodeo - RODEO! de Santa Fe Press, 1997 ISBN 0826317464 [16] Santa Fe.org [17] Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce [18] "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved on Arts and cultural organizations 2008-01-31. • Santa Fe Arts And Culture web portal [19] Quick, Bob (2009-02-26). "FAA clears airport for City/County/State regional jets". The Santa Fe New Mexican. • City of Santa Fe official site http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Business/FAA• Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau official clears-airport-for-regional-jets. Retrieved on tourism site 2009-03-03. • Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce [20] "Southwest Airlines Cities," Southwest Airlines • Santa Fe travel guide from Wikitravel [21] http://www.aero-news.net/ History and current affairs index.cfm?ContentBlockID=53a96a46-6131-4f4f-9ee4-5b05d42647ca • "Early Cities of the Americas": the history of Santa Fe Airline Service For New Mexico Capital In Limbo, • American Southwest, a National Park Service aero-news.net website, 13 Nov 2007 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary [22] "New Mexico Park and Ride Schedule". New Newspapers and publications Mexico Department of Transportation. December • The New Mexican daily newspaper online 22, 2008. http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/upload/ • The Santa Fe Reporter weekly newspaper online images/ParkNRide/ • The Journal North, an edition of the Albuquerque PnR%20schedule%20Northern%20for%20December%2022%202008%20FINAL.pdf. Journal daily newspaper online Retrieved on 2009-03-23. Online Publications [23] "NCRTD BUS ROUTES OVERVIEW". North • SantaFe.com Santa Fe’s Online Magazine Central Regional Transportation District.

Further reading

External links

http://www.ncrtd.org/

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