Albuquerque, New Mexico

July, 1975

We arrived here yesterday noon by plane and our friends drove in about 5 pm after a pleasant trip down. They leave by plane this afternoon to return home. This is a beautiful area – nice weather. Wish you were here!!

Love

Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The Duke City”. Night falls over the largest City in the State. Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, longest clear span in North America. Shops and restaurants in Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. Sandia Mountains seen from downtown Albuquerque. Sandia Crest reaches a height of 10,678 feet.

Interesting fact, the city was named for the Viceroy of New Spain (1706), Francisco V (5th) Fernandez de la Cueva Enruquez y Fernandez de la Cueva, the 10th Duke of Albuquerque and Marquess of Cuellar. That’s a long name. Apparently the city was in the northern part of “New Spain”. The United States claimed the territory in 1846.

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