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Puye Ruins

Espanola, New Mexico
County of Rio Arriba.
National Register Number: 66000481
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: NM-3 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1966):
Established in the late 1200s or early 1300s and abandoned by about 1600, this is among the largest of the prehistoric Indian settlements on the Pajarito Plateau, showing a variety of architectural forms and building techniques. It is located on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation.

Condition:
There are no threats indicated.

The road that leads up to Puye has been designated a Scenic Byway. Santa Clara Pueblo received a grant to construct a highway pull-out that will provide visitors withinformation regarding Puye, Santa Clara Pueblo, and the surrounding region.


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