Railroad Stations: Cor. E. San Francisco and Shelby Sts. for busses to Lamy
for all trains of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Ry.; 43a Guadalupe St. for
Denver and Rio Grande Western R. R.
Bus Stations: Union Bus Depot, 126 Water St., for Southwest Greyhound
Lines, New Mexico Transportation Co., Intercity Transit Lines, Chama Valley
Lines; Cor. E. San Francisco and Shelby Sts. for Hunter Clarkson, Inc.; Union
Bus Depot for Santa Fe Trailways.
Airport: Municipal Airport, 5.7 m. SW. city on Albuquerque Road (US 85);
taxi fare $1.00.
Taxis: 25c upward, according to distance and number of passengers.
Traffic Regulations: Turns permitted either direction at intersections except
one-way sts.; vehicle on the right has the right-of-way; parking limits desig-
nated on st. signs and orange curbs; one-way to R. around the plaza except
on N. side; make way for police and fire cars.
Accommodations: Hotels, tourist camps, boarding houses; dude ranches in en-
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 114 Shelby St.; New Mexico
Tourist Bureau, State Capitol Building.
Radio Station: KVSF (1310 kc).
Theatres: Three motion picture houses on San Francisco St.; occasional plays
by Santa Fe Players.
Annual Events: Santa Fe Fiesta, three days. Labor Day week-end; Corpus
Christi, 1st Thurs. after Trinity Sun.; De Vargas Memorial Procession, follow-
ing week; Annual Horse Show, Annual Poet's Roundup, Elk's Celebration of
Pioneer Days; New Mexico Kennel Club Dog Show, spring; Feast Day of
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Dec. 12; Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi,
SANTA FE (6,996 alt., 20,227 pop.), capital of New Mexico, started
life in 1609 with the florid title of the Royal City of the Holy Faith of
Saint Francis—La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco. It has
been a capital continuously for more than 300 years, and the flags of
four nations—Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy, and the United States—
have flown over its ancient Palace of the Governors, a building which
still stands along the north side of the plaza and whose history is the
history of Santa Fe and New Mexico. It is the oldest capital within
the boundaries of the United States.
Never an industrial city, and even now sixteen miles from the
main line of the railroad, Santa Fe nestles in the little valley of the
Rito de Santa Fe where it emerges from the foothills of the Sangre
de Cristo Mountains on the east. To the south are the Sandia Moun-
tains; in the west is the Jemez Range. Surrounded by those snow-
covered mountain peaks, in a land of vast distances and deep colors, this