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La Fonda Hotel at the End of the Santa Fe Trail

La Fonda Hotel at the End of the Santa Fe Trail New Mexico
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Stock #: 254542
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Santa Fe
Publisher: Southwest Art & Crafts
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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"La Fonda" (Spanish for "The Inn") was the name applied to the ancient adobe hostelry which stood at this corner, and where arrivals in early day found welcome and comfort after the arduous and dangerous journey over the Indian and bandit-infested Santa Fe Trail. "The Inn" declined in the character of its patronage, was finally given over to other purposes, and much of it burned, after the coming of the railroad. In 1920-1, the people of Santa Fe by public subscription raised almost a quarter of a million dollars, with which the present magnificent edifice was erected. Its exterior is a perpetuation in steel and concrete of the ancient Santa Fe architecture, while the interior decorated along Indian and Spanish lines is a thoroughly modern and comfortable hotel