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Espanola(ĕs'pənyōl`ə), city (1990 pop. 8,389), Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties., N central N.Mex., on the Rio Grande, in the heart of puebloPueblo,
name given by the Spanish to the sedentary Native Americans who lived in stone or adobe communal houses in what is now the SW United States. The term pueblo is also used for the villages occupied by the Pueblo.
..... Click the link for more information. country; founded 1880, inc. 1964. A shipping point for sheep and cattle, it produces pumice, lumber, and concrete. A fiesta every July commemorates the nearby establishment of a settlement by Juan de OñateOñate, Juan de
, fl. 1595–1614, Spanish explorer in the American Southwest, possibly b. New Spain. In 1598 he led an expedition north from New Spain, took possession of New Mexico for the Spanish king, and established a settlement at San Juan.
..... Click the link for more information. on July 11, 1598. Scenic, historic, archaeological, and Native American sites abound in the area.