Puerto de Luna

Morning Reflections

Evangeline Chavez 2010

Although there is no historical documentation, a story is told about Francisco Vasquez de Coronado camping here in 1541 on his way east in search of Quivira. The story goes that he saw the moon rise through a mountain gap in the east and exclaimed “Puerto de luna!,” which means “gateway of the moon” in Spanish, and thus, the town was named.

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~ by Evangeline Art Photography on October 11, 2010.

2 Responses to “Puerto de Luna”

  1. Thank you for the information on Brush Dam

  2. This is a picture of Brush Dam, which is half way between Puerto De Luna and Santa Rosa. Nice picture.

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