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[photo] View of Church of San Augustín, Isleta Pueblo, in 1885
Courtesy of Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library; from Library of Congress's American Memory collection

Isleta Pueblo was established prior to the 1598 Spanish occupation of New Mexico and was burned during the Spanish attempt to reconquer the area following the 1680 Great Pueblo Revolt. During the 18th and 19th centuries Isleta became one of the largest and most prosperous pueblos in New Mexico and was noted for its crops and orchards. The oldest section consists of adobe buildings around a central plaza surrounded by cultivated lands. One of the pueblo's more notable buildings is the adobe Church of San Augustín (1709-1710), one of the two oldest surviving mission churches in New Mexico.

Isleta Pueblo is south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, off I-25 in Isleta. The pueblo welcomes visitors; call 505-869-3111 for further information.


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