Salinas Mission Ruins - Abo Unit by Mitchell Tillison

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Indigenous people occupied this site as early as the 14th century for the same reason the Spaniards came to prize it – nearby salt mines. These ruins are of one of the missions the Spanish built along the Salinas trade route, circa 1630 – 1680. The mission, named San Gregorio de Abo, was destroyed during the Pueblo Uprising
of 1680. The mountains in the background are part of the the Manzano Mountain range, near Abo, New Mexico.

Pentax K110D, F11, ISO 200, 1/500, 90mm.


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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    FABULOUS history you have captured here Mitch! Cheers, Rose :)))

  • Thank you, Rose!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture of the ruins.

  • Thanks, Mary Ann!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely photo

  • Thanks, Antanas!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterover 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thank you!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    Splendid capture and information! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, Pamela!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 5 years ago

    I have not been there in years but what a great shot if these old ruins

  • Thanks, I appreciate your comment!

    – Mitchell Tillison

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