Views of Socorro, Mexico

Views of Socorro, Mexico F.J. Schaaf


Stock #: 318949
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Socorro
Country: Mexico
Artist: F.J. Schaaf
Publisher: F. J. Schaaf
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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In May of 1598 Spanish explorers under Don Juan de Onate, accompanied by two Franciscan priests, came to what is now known as Socorro. While the explorers went further North along the Rio Grande, the two priests remained to do missionary work. Father Alfonso Benavidez named the village "Nuestra Senora de Perpetuo Socorro" ... meaning "Our Lady of Perpetual Help," in recognition of the succor they received from the Indians. In later years the name was shortened to Socorro. This view shows the modern, progressive town with dual-lane highway through the center of town
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