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Albuquerque



Introduction of Albuquerque
City in New Mexico, on the Rio Grand e, 60 mi SWof Sante Fe. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, itbecame an important trading center due to its positionon the Santa Fe and Chihuahua trails. After theMexican War it was a U.S. military outpost duringthe period 1846-70. It has been the seat of the Universityof New Mexico since 1892, two years afterthe town was incorporated. It is now the state's largestcity.City in New Mexico, on the Rio Grand e, 60 mi SWof Sante Fe. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, itbecame an important trading center due to its positionon the Santa Fe and Chihuahua trails. After theMexican War it was a U.S. military outpost duringthe period 1846-70. It has been the seat of the Universityof New Mexico since 1892, two years afterthe town was incorporated. It is now the state's largestcity.

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