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Gran Quivira – Salinas Pueblo Missions
Atop a small hill in the middle of New Mexico’s nowhere, stands the ruins of an ancient city. Perhaps as far back as 700 years ago, Pueblo Indians began building their homes here, with stone walls forming dozens of tiny rooms. Their stable agricultural society thrived here until the final years before they left the area, and abandoned their homes, in the 1670’s. Even if you only have a passing interest in the Native Americans who lived here hundreds of years ago, the ruins are still worth a visit. It’s amazing to see structures that have survived for centuries. As …