Tradiciones - Leyendas

Subjects of legend

The 18th annual installment of Tradiciones begins this week

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Tradiciones (traditions) continues to be a recognition and ovation of the rule-breakers, tradition-holders and history-makers that have molded this special place in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It is meant to provide a look into some of the area's fabled places, customs, characters, and environmental and historical movements.

Whether mythical or tangible, proven true or still unverified, forever debated or written in stone, Northern New Mexico's legendary characters such as Ceran St. Vrain; Padre Martinez; Ralph Meyers; the hippies; and the three witches, and places such as the old Plaza Theatre never quietly fade away into the sunset. Keeping our stories alive is to know of our colorful people, captivating cultural traditions, cornerstone enterprises, stunning natural environment and the communities that put us on the map for today and for generations to come.

The 2018 issue of Leyendas (Legends) can be found in this week's issue of The Taos News — the first in a four-part series spanning four consecutive weeks — is followed by Raices (Roots), Artes (Arts) and culminates with the Unsung Heroes/Citizen(s) of the Year publication on Oct. 11.

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