Photo of the week: gate in Galisteo NM

Galisteo gate, photo/Steve Collins

We were riding around historic Galisteo NM last summer when we saw this weathered gate and adobe wall. It could have been 200 years ago. Where does it go? If it could talk what stories would it tell?

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2 Responses to “Photo of the week: gate in Galisteo NM”

  1. Abby
    April 30, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    Ohhhh I love old doors and gates. They have the same dreamy effect on me that they seem to have on you. Where is Galisteo?

    • Steve Collins
      April 30, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Abby - Thanks for the comment. Yes, I’m a sucker for old trucks, too. Galisteo is just over a half hour south of Santa Fe. The Galisteo Basin
      (Galisteo Village sits at the edge) has been inhabited by humans for at least the last 10,000 years, probably more. South and west of Galisteo are the ruins of old pueblos and excellent petroglyphs. Most of it is either carefully stewarded trust lands or private property. In the 17th and 18th centuries, nomadic tribes - Comanche, Apache and before them Navajo would raid pueblos and Spanish settlements in the area for livestock.

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