New Mexico New Deal Sites November 2018 - Photo #7 - Coronado Historic Site

Photo: Friends of Coronado Historic Site
"This photograph is from the first year of intensive excavation at Kuaua in 1934. The three individuals on the right wearing overalls are likely WPA workers, and the two on the left are probably anthropology graduate students from UNM overseeing the work. The photo is looking east, and captures the Rio Grande and the old train bridge in the background. There are still remains of the train bridge on the property today along the primitive trail."[1]
  1. Throwback Thursday 2-12-15, Friends of Coronado Historic Site website, accessed 23 November 2018.
  2. Friends of the Coronado Historic Site, Membership, website accessed 23 November 2018: "Kuaua is an earthen pueblo excavated in the 1930's by WPA workers, under the direction of qualified archaeologists. The present visible remains give barely a hint of the extent of this major pueblo, which contained over 1200 rooms and several kivas."