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Quarai

Punta de Agua, New Mexico
County of Torrance.
1 mile south of Punta de Agua
National Register Number: 66000498
Resource type: District.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: NM-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Salinas Pueblo Missions NHS; See www.nps.cr/sali.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 13, 1962):
The ruins here represent an important period in Southwestern history. Mission La Purisima Concepcion de Cuarac was built in 1629 and abandoned in 1674. The pueblo and mission here help to document the early period of Pueblo-Spanish contact. As the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Inquisition in New Mexico, they also played an important role in the controversies between Church and State of the 1600s.

Condition:
Stabilization efforts at La Purisma Concepcion de Quarai mission are complete bringing the condition of Qaurai to satisfactory.

Stabilization efforts at Quarai are complete and now on a cyclic management plan.


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