Thursday, July 12, 2012

Old Pueblo, New Info

There's a new way to learn about the old pueblo in Tijeras according to the MountainView Telegraph. Both the Village of Tijeras and the ancient pueblo archaeological site (links below) are points of interest on the Salt Mission Trails Byway. See also the Virtual Salt Missions Trail project and the Salt Mission Trails blog
The front of a new sign at the Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center shows an aerial view of the site, a drawing of how the pueblo may have looked during part of its occupation, and an image showing the excavation process. The other side of the sign has information about a nearby garden.

The sign was installed this month by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. For those who make the trip out to see the new sign, there is also a free, self-guided trail at the site. The site is behind the Sandia Ranger Station, which is on the east side of N.M. 337 (South 14) and south of Tijeras. 
The interpretive center — which has historical displays and a few children's activities — is open for limited hours over the weekend and by appointment. Call 400-8687 for more information or to arrange a tour.
Old Pueblo, New Info

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