Taos, New Mexico

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Taos, New Mexico
Town
Taos Plaza and the Hotel La Fonda

Seal
Location of Taos, New Mexico
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 36°23′38″N 105°34′36″W / 36.39389°N 105.57667°W / 36.39389; -105.57667
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyTaos
Area
 • Total5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,969 ft (2,124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,716
 • Density1,058.5/sq mi (411.2/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code87571
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-76200
GNIS feature ID0911545
Websitewww.taosgov.com
 
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Taos, New Mexico
Town
Taos Plaza and the Hotel La Fonda

Seal
Location of Taos, New Mexico
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 36°23′38″N 105°34′36″W / 36.39389°N 105.57667°W / 36.39389; -105.57667
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyTaos
Area
 • Total5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,969 ft (2,124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,716
 • Density1,058.5/sq mi (411.2/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code87571
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-76200
GNIS feature ID0911545
Websitewww.taosgov.com

Taos /ˈts/ is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, incorporated in 1934. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,716. Other nearby communities include Ranchos de Taos, Cañon, Taos Canyon, Ranchitos, El Prado, and Arroyo Seco. The town is close to Taos Pueblo, the Native American village and tribe from which it takes its name.

Taos is the county seat of Taos County. The English name Taos derives from the native Taos language meaning "place of red willows".

Taos is the principal city of the Taos, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Taos County.

History[edit]

Taos Pueblo[edit]

The Taos Pueblo, that borders the town of Taos on its north side, has been occupied for nearly a millennium. It is estimated that the pueblo was built between 1000 and 1450 A.D., with some later expansion, and the pueblo is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.[1]

Located in a tributary valley off the Rio Grande, it is the most northern of the New Mexico pueblos. The Pueblo, at some places five stories high, is a combination of many individual homes with common walls. There are over 1,900 people in the Taos pueblo community. Some of them have modern homes near their fields and stay at their homes on the pueblo during cooler weather. There are about 150 people who live at the pueblo year-around. The Taos Pueblo was added as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 as one of the most significant historical cultural landmarks in the world; Other sites include the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramids and the Grand Canyon in the United States.[1]

Spanish colonization[edit]

Taos was established c. 1615 as Fernandez de Taos, following the Spanish conquest of the Indian Pueblo villages by Geneva Vigil. Initially, relations of the Spanish settlers with Taos Pueblo were amicable,[2] but resentment of meddling by missionaries, and demands by encomenderos for tribute, led to a revolt in 1640; Taos Indians killed their priest and a number of Spanish settlers, and fled the pueblo, not returning until 1661.[3]

In 1680, Taos Pueblo joined the widespread Pueblo Revolt. After the Spanish Reconquest of 1692, Taos Pueblo continued armed resistance to the Spanish until 1696, when Governor Diego de Vargas defeated the Indians at Taos Canyon.[3]

During the 1770s, Taos was repeatedly raided by Comanches who lived on the plains of what is now eastern Colorado. Juan Bautista de Anza, governor of the Province of New Mexico, led a successful punitive expedition in 1779 against the Comanches.

U.S. territory and statehood[edit]

Mexico ceded the region to the U.S. in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 after the Mexican-American War. After the U.S. takeover of New Mexico in 1847, Hispanics and American Indians in Taos staged a rebellion, known as the Taos Revolt, in which the newly appointed U.S. Governor, Charles Bent, was killed. New Mexico was a territory of the United States beginning 1850 and became a state in 1912.

For historical reasons, the American flag is displayed continuously at Taos Plaza (both day and night). This derives from the time of the American Civil War, when Confederate sympathizers in the area attempted to remove the flag. The Union officer Kit Carson sought to discourage this activity by having guards surround the area and fly the flag 24 hours a day.[4]

"The Padre of Isleta", Anton Docher first served as a priest in Taos before leaving for Isleta in 1891.[5]

Taos art colony[edit]

Beginning in 1899, artists began to settle in Taos; six formed the Taos Society of Artists in 1915. In time, the Taos art colony developed. Many paintings were made of local scenes, especially of Taos Pueblo and activities there, as the artists often modelled Native Americans from the pueblo in their paintings. Some of the artists' studios have been preserved and may be viewed by visitors to Taos. These include the Ernest L. Blumenschein House, the Eanger Irving Couse House and Studio—Joseph Henry Sharp Studios, and the Nicolai Fechin house, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6][7] Influential later 20th-century Taos artists include R. C. Gorman and Agnes Martin.

Historical places and tourism[edit]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Taos Pueblo
E.L. Blumenschein House Library, National Register of Historical Places

Taos is home to more than twenty sites on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]

Pueblos
Three miles north of Taos is Taos Pueblo; Picuris Pueblo is about 25 miles south.
Taos art colony
Many of the historic sites are homes and studios of artists, including the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Eanger Irving Couse House and Studio—Joseph Henry Sharp Studios, the Nicolai Fechin House, the Leon Gaspard House, and the Ernest Martin Hennings House. On Ledoux street, just south of the Taos Plaza, is the Ernest L. Blumenschein House and Harwood House.
Other historic sites
The center of the Taos Downtown Historic District is the Taos Plaza. Just west of that is the La Morada de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. North of the Taos Plaza is the Governor Charles Bent House and the Taos Inn. Further north in Taos The Bernard Beimer House. On the southwestern edge of the Taos Historic district is La Loma Plaza Historic District. East of the plaza on Kit Carson Road is the Kit Carson House.
North of Taos is the Turley Mill and Distillery Site and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Just outside of Taos in Ranchitos is the Martinez Hacienda, the home turned museum of the late Padre Antonio José Martínez. South of Taos is the Ranchos de Taos Plaza with the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church.

Other historic places[edit]

Twenty miles northwest is the D. H. Lawrence Ranch (originally known as the Kiowa Ranch and now owned by the University of New Mexico), the home of the English novelist in the 1920s. It is believed that his ashes are buried there at the D. H. Lawrence Memorial. Another novelist who lived for a while in Taos was Alexander Trocchi.

Tourism[edit]

Art
There are many ways to explore art in Taos. There are three Art Museums in Taos: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum and Millicent Rogers Museum that provide art from the pueblo Native Americans, Taos Society of Artists and modern and contemporary artists of the Taos art colony. The town has more than eighty art galleries and there are several houses of the Taos Society of Artists.[9][10]
Performing arts
There are several local venues for the performing arts in Taos. The Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) draws nationally renowned and local performers at the Taos Community Auditorium. They also present independent film series. Three chamber music groups perform at TCA: Taos School of Music, Taos Chamber Music Group, and Music from Angel Fire. The Harwood Museum of Art is site of other performances and lectures. The Town of Taos Convention Center offers a venue for other local performances.[11]

Recreation[edit]

Summer activities
The Taos valley, Rio Grande and Taos mountains provide many opportunities for recreation, such as fly fishing, horseback riding, golfing, hot air ballooning, llama trekking, rafting, mountain biking and more. Nearby, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad provides a ride through the Toltec Gorge and Rocky Mountain passes in an authentic narrow-gauge steam railroad.[12]
Winter activities
In the winter many people come to Taos to ski. Wheeler Peak, at 13,161 feet, is the highest peak in New Mexico. The Taos area has four ski areas - Taos Ski Valley, Red River ski area, Sipapu (ski area) and Angel Fire ski area. Other winter activities include hot air ballooning, horseback riding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling.[13]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census Taos had a population of 5,716. The median age was 44. The ethnic and racial composition of the population was 40.1% non-Hispanic white, 0.7% African American, 1.0% Asian, 5.3% Native American, 0.3% non-Hispanics reporting some other race, 5.4% reporting two or more races and 51.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.[14]

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 4,700 people, 2,067 households, and 1,157 families residing in the town. The population density was 874.5 inhabitants per square mile (337.6 /km2). There were 2,466 housing units at an average density of 458.8 per square mile (177.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 68.04% White, 0.53% African American, 4.11% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 21.66% from other races, and 4.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.34% of the population.

There were 2,067 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,016, and the median income for a family was $33,564. Males had a median income of $27,683 versus $23,326 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,983. About 17.9% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

Geography and climate[edit]

View northerly from Taos Plaza toward Taos Mountain.

Taos is located at 36°23′38″N 105°34′36″W / 36.39389°N 105.57667°W / 36.39389; -105.57667 (36.393979, -105.576705).[16]

The town has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), all land.[17]

Taos is located near the Rio Pueblo de Taos, a tributary of the Rio Grande. Just to the west of Taos is the Rio Grande Gorge, cutting through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field and crossed by the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, now a part of U.S. Route 64.[18]

The elevation of the town is 6,967 feet (2,124 m).[19] Just north of Taos is Wheeler Peak, at 13,161 feet (4,011 m), the highest point in New Mexico.[19] Taos has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with extreme diurnal variations of temperature and low rainfall. Even when summer days get extremely hot, nights can be pleasantly cool.

Climate data for Taos, New Mexico
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)66
(19)
73
(23)
77
(25)
82
(28)
93
(34)
97
(36)
99
(37)
99
(37)
94
(34)
86
(30)
83
(28)
66
(19)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C)40.0
(4.4)
45.4
(7.4)
52.9
(11.6)
62.8
(17.1)
72.0
(22.2)
82.1
(27.8)
85.6
(29.8)
83.3
(28.5)
76.5
(24.7)
65.9
(18.8)
52.2
(11.2)
41.8
(5.4)
63.4
(17.4)
Average low °F (°C)9.7
(−12.4)
16.3
(−8.7)
22.9
(−5.1)
29.6
(−1.3)
37.6
(3.1)
45.6
(7.6)
51.0
(10.6)
49.8
(9.9)
42.6
(5.9)
32.0
(0)
20.9
(−6.2)
12.2
(−11)
30.8
(−0.7)
Record low °F (°C)−27
(−33)
−27
(−33)
−11
(−24)
0
(−18)
13
(−11)
28
(−2)
36
(2)
36
(2)
22
(−6)
0
(−18)
−21
(−29)
−27
(−33)
−27
(−33)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.67
(17)
0.61
(15.5)
0.82
(20.8)
0.90
(22.9)
1.20
(30.5)
0.90
(22.9)
1.64
(41.7)
1.85
(47)
1.28
(32.5)
1.08
(27.4)
0.73
(18.5)
0.63
(16)
12.31
(312.7)
Snowfall inches (cm)7.2
(18.3)
5.2
(13.2)
4.9
(12.4)
1.8
(4.6)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
2.8
(7.1)
6.2
(15.7)
29
(73.6)
Avg. precipitation days4555651010654469
Source: Western Regional Climate Centre [20]

Education[edit]

Elementary, middle and high schools
The town's public schools operated by Taos Municipal Schools include Arroyos del Norte Elementary School, Enos García Elementary (also Taos Elementary School), Ranchos Elementary School, Taos Middle School, Taos High School and Taos Cyber Magnet School.[21]
Charter schools include Anansi Charter School, Taos Academy (State Charter), Taos Municipal Charter School and Vista Grande High School.[22] Also in the area are additional alternative and private schools: Chrysalis Alternative School, Sped Discipline, Yaxche Private School, Taos Christian Academy, and San Francisco De Asis School.[23]
Universities
Dallas-based Southern Methodist University operates a 295 acres (1.19 km2) campus at Fort Burgwin in Taos.[24]
Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico (UNM) operates a community campus in Taos, with eight affiliated buildings in Taos, such as the UNM Harwood Museum of Art and Taos High School where some classes are held.[25][26]

Government[edit]

Taos emblem
Taos Town Hall

The town of Taos is incorporated under the mayor-council form of government. The town was incorporated on May 7, 1934.[27] The town seal is a logo of the town of Taos with the year of incorporation "1934" in the center, and on the outer edge, the words "Town of Taos, New Mexico".[28]

The elective officers of the town include: the mayor, 4 members of the governing body forming the town council, and a municipal judge.[29] The town council is the board of finance of the town. The town manager and finance director serve as the nonvoting members to the board of finance.[30] Key positiongs within the town government are town manager, appointed by the major, Town Attorney, Town Clerk, Town Engineer and Chief of Police.[31]

The current town officers serving from March 2010 – March 2014 are:[32]

Taos is predominantly made up of Democrats; In 2008, approximately 74% of registered Taos County voters were Democrats, 13% Republicans and about 13% were alternate parties or decline to affiliate with a party.[33]

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Chile Line, Taos public transportation
The Chile Line, operated by the town of Taos, is Taos' only public transportation system. The transit system provides paratransit service for citizens with special needs and ensures that all route buses are American Disability Act (ADA) equipped.[34]
Taos Express
The Taos Express is a shuttle service created by the Town of Taos to promote local tourism. It provides transportation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the Taos Plaza to the New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Municipal Airport, and Santa Fe transit.[35]
Regional public transportation
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has public transportation service between regional areas. The Taos region has service to Cerro, Penasco, Questa, Red River, the Rio Grande corridor and the University of New Mexico - Taos Klaur campus. At the OhKay Owingeh Casino passengers can connect to other regional routes, such as Espanola, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Northern Pueblos area.[36] In 2003 the Regional Transit District Act was enacted, which authorized the creation of Regional Transit Districts (RTD's) in the state of New Mexico; In September, 2004, the North Central Regional RTD was the first RTD to be certified by the New Mexico Transportation Commission.[37]

Airports[edit]

Taos Regional Airport (SKX) is under the direct supervision of the Town of Taos. The airport is located just a few miles north of the Town of Taos on U.S. Route 64 towards the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.[38]

Other airports in New Mexico include the Santa Fe Municipal Airport and Albuquerque International Sunport.[39]

Media outlets[edit]

Print and online newspaper publications[edit]

El Crepusculo de la Libertad was the first Taos newspaper, which began in 1834 with the first printing press west of the Mississippi.[3] Its successor The Taos News, which also does business as El Crepusculo, is the primary printed newspaper in Taos.

Newspapers
Online news forums
Taos News is an online news site by Topix that pulls and reports news articles about Taos.[42]

Television[edit]

There are two local cable television stations: Taos Local Television Public Access Channel 2[43] and Channel 22.[44] See also List of television stations in New Mexico.

Radio[edit]

Radio stations serving Taos include:[45]

Radio stationFrequencyFM/AMFormat
KCEI90.1FMVariety.[46]
KKIT95.9FM"The Mountain", pop, rock, classic rock.[46]
KKTC99.9FM"True Country".[47]
KLNN103.7FMAdult contemporary music.[48]
KRRT90.9FMTop-40,[46] local transmitter for the University of New Mexico's KUNM.
KTAO101.9FMSolar radio station with an adult album alternative music format.[46]
KVOT1340AMTalk (progressive).[49]
KXMT99.1FMRadio Exitos is the local 24-hour Spanish radio station serving Taos, northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.[50]
KYBR92.9FMSpanish.[46] Located in Española, but serves Santa Fe and Taos as well.[51]

In the media[edit]

On September 18, 1991, the PBS TV series Reading Rainbow shot its seventy-third episode "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush" here. The title was based on a book by Tomie dePaola and was narrated by Harold Littlebird (born 1951). Santa Fe's Dominic C. Arquero introduced himself at this program's beginning.[52][53]

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is featured in the 2009 film, Terminator Salvation,[54] the 1994 film Natural Born Killers,[55] and in Wild Hogs.[56]

The film Garbage Warrior documents architect Mike Reynolds who builds Earthships in and around Taos.

Two characters in television series were portrayed as having originally been law enforcement officers in Taos. Deputy Sheriff Sam McCloud in McCloud (played by the late Dennis Weaver), and Sheriff Victor Galindez as Gunnery Sgt. in JAG (played by Randy Vasquez).[citation needed]

Taos Hum[edit]

An ongoing low frequency noise, audible only to some, is thought to originate somewhere near this town and is consequently sometimes known as the Taos Hum. Those who have heard the Hum usually hear it west of Taos near Tres Orejas. The Taos Hum was featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries,[57] and it was also briefly mentioned in an episode of The X-Files.[58]

Events[edit]

Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival

The Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival was a film festival held in the town from the mid-1990s to 2003. The festival's top prize was 5 acres (20,000 m2) of land.[59][60][61]

Sister cities[edit]

Taos has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Notable people[edit]

Gary Johnson, Former two-term governor of New Mexico
Kit Carson, American explorer and frontiersman

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 36°23′38″N 105°34′36″W / 36.393979°N 105.576705°W / 36.393979; -105.576705