Sculpture group portraying lead wagon of a Trail caravan as it makes its final approach into Santa Fe. Weary mules struggle to pull the wagon up a rise. A muleskinner helps a mule that has stumbled and an outrider looks back to see if he can help. Nearby, a Pueblo woman observes, while a Hispanic boy and his dog run to watch the excitement.
fundicion artistica / prop. vladimir alvarado / cd. juarez, chih. mexico
city of aanta fe|
1% for art in public places
by sculptor reynalda rivera
landscape architect richard borkovetz
dedicated september 13, 2003
thank you to
associated asphalt, chamisa landscaping,
r'n't crane service, rock 'n' tree, museum of new mexico,
new mexico scenic and historic byways program
of the new mexico department of transportation, and the
federal highway administration for their generous contributions.
cip no. 2011
The Santa Fe Trail was a historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. First used in 1821 by William Becknell it served as a vital commercial and military highway until the arrival of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. At first an international trade route between the United States and Mexico, it served as the 1846 U.S. invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
The Old Santa Fe Trail is the city street that roughly follows the wagon path.
The sculpture depicts a Santa Fe Trail caravan as it nears Santa Fe.
- Reynaldo "Sonny" Rivera (1938),
American sculptor at Albuquerque
Location N 35°40'4" W 105°55'30"
Item Code: usnm37; Photograph: 13 October 2010
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