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Abo

Abo, New Mexico
County of Torrance.
3 miles west of town of Abo on U.S. 60
National Register Number: 66000497
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: NM-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: www.nps.gov/sapu; In Salinas National Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 13, 1962):
Abo is the site of a large, unexcavated Pueblo occupied from late prehistoric times into the historic era. Abo typifies the period in which acculturation began in the American Southwest. A large mission church of red sandstone with adobe mortar was built in the 1630s to serve the Tompiros tribe, but by the 1670s the village was deserted because of the increasing strength of the Apache in the area. Ruins of the pueblo and mission are preserved in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

Condition:
Recent stabilization efforts on the San Gregorio de Abo Mission and the surrounding Spanish reoccupation structures have brought it up to satisfactory condition.

Stabilization efforts at the mission and surrounding reoccupation structures has been completed.


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