Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque’s
history dates back 12,000 years when the Ancient Puebloan Indians settled in the area. Living here for two centuries between the years 1000 to 1300, this inspiring group planted corn, beans and squash and constructed adobe and brick pit homes along the banks of the Rio Grande. Further, they established several communities throughout northeastern New Mexico, connecting them with sophisticated roads.
Over the years, it was settled by Spaniards, Mexicans, and American settlers moving westward. When the railroad steamed through in 1880, the city changed drastically and yet more people flooded into the city.