No Place Like Santa Fe

Hotel Loretto

Hotel Loretto

In our series on subcultures in the United States, we pay a visit this week to the unique city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The oldest state capital in the US, this jewel at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains was established 400 years ago by the Spanish — its full name being La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de Francisco de Asís — the Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Francis of Assisi.

My guests are Karen Lafferty, veteran singer/songwriter (if you grew up in the church, chances are you used to sing her song “Seek Ye First”) and JD Vasquez, both residents of Santa Fe, share their favorite things about this special blend of Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American culture.

Karen and JD’s love for their home town makes me want to go back for another visit. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Karen Lafferty

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