New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #1 - Coronado Historic Site

Photo: November 7, 2018.
Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo NM (just north of Albuquerque [MAP]), named after the Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado who "discovered" it in 1540. Welcome sign: "Ancient Ruins of Kuaua Pueblo, Coronado Historical Site — Established March 7, 1935". The site was settled by the Tiwa people about AD 1325 and was abandoned some time after Coronado found it. It was rediscovered by archeologists from the University of New Mexico in the 1930s and excavated with the aid of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) (which also designed and built the visitor center and museum) as well as the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA) — three "alphabet soup" agencies in all. See the following pages for references (by clicking on the icon above, or on the image itself).