Ruins of St. Jerome Church
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Ruins of St. Jerome Church - April 10, 2007
The church was originally constructed in 1619. In 1847 during the US war on Mexico, the US army attacked Taos pueblo in retailation for the murder of the governor. During the dispute, sanctuary was sought inside the church by men, women & children of the pueblo, only to result in total destruction of the church and the people inside. The bell tower is all that remained, and the courtyard became a place of burial ever after. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
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