Original New Mexico State Flag Flies Once Again Over State Capital

The Old Santa Fe Inn, a charming 43 room Inn located near the historic downtown Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is offering a unique opportunity to see the original flag of New Mexico proudly flying once again over the State Capital.
By: Old Santa Fe Inn
Feb. 1, 2008 - PRLog -- Rarely seen, the first flag of New Mexico was designed by New Mexico historian Col. Ralph Emerson Twitchell, and is one of the few State flags to incorporate the Stars and Stripes.   New Mexico adopted the flag March 19, 1915 reportedly in time to be displayed at the Panama-California Exposition San Diego, California from 1915 to 1917, which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal.   Using historical images and documents, the Old Santa Fe Inn had the flag faithfully reproduced, and it flies now at the hotel’s location across from the Bataan Memorial.

Located only five blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Old Santa Fe Inn is a pleasant stroll to more than seventy-five splendid restaurants, several museums, and scores of interesting shops and galleries.   Just a few blocks away is the famous Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase, and the San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in America.   The Inn is also only 45 minutes from world-class skiing and winter sports.

The Old Santa Fe Inn captures a feeling of hospitality from a simpler time…a slower pace….a more peaceful time….a time when artists and writers were just discovering the charm of the oldest capitol city in the United States in the early 1900s.   Most rooms feature a kiva-style Native American fireplace, and many have a private balcony or patio area.  Suites are quite spacious, with separate living areas, jetted tubs, and microwaves and refrigerators.  The Inn can accommodate a family reunion, wedding, or group meeting with its large meeting room, and the suites are perfect for a longer-term stay in Santa Fe with extended-stay rates.  

“Imagine a perfect setting for a relaxing, peaceful visit to Santa Fe”, says Martha Mendez, General Manager of The Old Santa Fe Inn, “and it is reflected in the warmth and colorful history of The Old Santa Fe Inn.  The guestrooms are furnished with furniture hand-made by local craftsmen, and fabrics and rugs have been patterned from the Museum of New Mexico’s collection of local antique furniture and textiles.  Local artist Willard Clark’s woodcuts decorate the walls and refer to his heyday…a simpler time when noteworthy artists and writers were first enchanted with Santa Fe.  We want to make more people aware of this haven in the heart of Old Santa Fe, and I will personally take care of every guest.”

This Spring the Old Santa Fe Inn is offering reduced rates for those who have visited the hotel in the past, and a special discount for first-time visitors, as well.  When calling, mention the original New Mexican flag.   Reservationists in Santa Fe are standing by around the clock.

Parking is free.  Visitors are urged to call 800-745-9910 in advance for reservations,  or to visit http://oldsantafeinn.com .

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About the Old Santa Fe Inn:  The Native American-inspired Old Santa Fe Inn captures warmth and hospitality from a simpler time.  The Inn is located in historic downtown Santa Fe and is owned by a fourth-generation New Mexico family.  Santa Fe is one of America's most charming and historic cities, with a colorful blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures and traditions woven into a tapestry of artwork, food, architecture, and history. It is the American Southwest at its best.

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