Palace Of The Governors

Palace Of The Governors Santa Fe New Mexico

Stock #: 40566
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Santa Fe
Publisher: J. R. Willis
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Palace of the Governors was built soon after the founding of the village of Santa Fe under the Spanish flag. Was abandoned during the Indian rebellion of 1680-reconquered by De Vargas in 1692 and remained under Spanish rule until the Independence of Mexico in 1821, continued under the Mexican flag until the American occupation of 1846. Under the Confederate flag for two weeks during the Civil War, when it was retaken by the federal army. Here Gov, Lew Wallace wrote the latter part of Ben Hur. Was occupied by the various Governors until the building of the present State Capitol. It is now the Museum of the school of American Research.