This property, which has been owned by the Colorado Historical Society for a number of years, was certified by the National Park Service in 1993. Beginning in 2002, as part of a two-year program of property enhancements, contractors conducted a program of archeological excavation and monitoring in areas surrounding the Baca House, along with architectural stabilization on certain portions of the Baca House itself. The two brief archeological reports show the results of those investigations. Reports: (1) RMC Consultants, Archeological Testing and Monitoring at the Baca House, Trinidad, Colorado, 2004 and (2) Marc Diament Architecture, Baca Adobe and Porch Stabilization, Trinidad Historical Museum, Trinidad, Colorado, 2004
To learn more about this project, contact the the NPS NATIONAL TRAILS INTERMOUNTAIN REGION at e-mail us
Did You Know?
Missourian William Becknell was successfull in reaching Santa Fe for trade after the Mexican Revolution of 1821. Prior to that time, Spain had vigorously protected the borders of its New Mexico colony. Becknell is considered the "father" of the historic Santa Fe Trail.