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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.

Albuquerque, NM - Alvarado Hotel, 1922

Albuquerque, NM - Alvarado Hotel, 1922

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel - 2

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel - 2

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel - 3

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel - 3

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel Sign

Albuquerque, NM - Aztec Motel Sign

Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fest

Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fest

Albuquerque, NM - Beer & Gravy Sign

Albuquerque, NM - Beer & Gravy Sign

Albuquerque, NM - Bubble Lounge

Albuquerque, NM - Bubble Lounge

Albuquerque, NM - Bunyan Man

Albuquerque, NM - Bunyan Man

Albuquerque, NM - Chili Peppers

Albuquerque, NM - Chili Peppers

Albuquerque, NM - Cleaners

Albuquerque, NM - Cleaners

Albuquerque, NM - Crossroads Motel

Albuquerque, NM - Crossroads Motel

Albuquerque, NM - Dairy Queen

Albuquerque, NM - Dairy Queen

Albuquerque, NM - De Anza Lodge

Albuquerque, NM - De Anza Lodge

Albuquerque, NM - Downtown Inn

Albuquerque, NM - Downtown Inn

Albuquerque, NM - Downtown Sign

Albuquerque, NM - Downtown Sign

Albuquerque, NM - El Don Motel

Albuquerque, NM - El Don Motel

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Auto Court

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Auto Court

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Auto Court - 2

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Auto Court - 2

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Motel

Albuquerque, NM - El Vado Motel