Sights of Santa Fe

There were no national monuments at the time of statehood. An interesting article in 1907 showed the process and explained how the Old Palace was being promoted as a National Monument. El Morro was established as the first National Monument in New Mexico on December 8, 1906.

Document Type: Newspaper Article
Historical Event: Parks and Monuments
Sub Event: National Monuments
Origin: Santa Fe New Mexican
Date: July 31, 1907
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Roger Zimmerman
Albuquerque Historical Society

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An educational resource for New Mexico high school history programs.

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