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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Salinas Pueblo Mission – Abo

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Another monument to Indian labor, Abo Mission.

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This is puzzling, a kiva in a mission.

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It is amazing to me, how long the wood lasts.

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Definitely a plan here. The nave portion is at the bottom.

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Fifty foot high.

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Looking to the northwest, Manzano Mountains. The elevation here is about 6500 feet.

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The view looking southwest.

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Buttressing on the walls. Pretty impressive.

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The view from the pueblo living areas. Those mounds are what remains of the pueblos. Interesting that the forced construction outlasted the original living quarters.

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