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Ranchos De Taos Church

Ranchos De Taos Church New Mexico
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Stock #: 67141
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Taos
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Taos
Publisher: Alfred McGarr Adv. Service
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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RANCHOS DE TAOS CHURCH -- STANDS MAGNIFICENT IN THE SOLITUDE OF THE DISTANT PEAKS AGAINST THE INTENSE BLUE OF NEW MEXICO'S RADIANT SKIES - AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING OF THE OLD SPANISH MISSIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST. THE DATE OF ITS FOUNDING IS NOT EXACTLY KNOWN BUT REBUILT IN 1772, THE PRESENT CHURCH IS OF ABODE, WITH WALLS MANY FEET THICK. CRUCIFORM IN SHAPE, IT MEASURES MORE THAN 120 FEET LONG -- AND THE MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION LENDS IT THE APPEARANCE OF A FORTRESS.
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