Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site, is the oldest inhabited village in North America. Apaches and Navajo began settling the area a thousand years ago, and adobe structures are known to exist in the 1300’s.  The North House, shown here, is much the same as when the first Spanish explorers discovered it in 1540, searching for the “seven cities of gold”.

Approximately 150 Taos Indians still live in the dwellings, choosing to live like their ancestors without modern conveniences like plumbing and electricity.  Drinking water comes from Red Willow Creek (foreground), which flows from a lake in the mountains.

The homes are passed from one generation to the next.

Thought for the Day:  Cherish truth, but trust old age.                        Pueblo Proverb

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