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The Governor's Message

El Morro National Monument, New Mexico, 2014

This is the oldest of the European inscriptions at El Morro, made by the first governor of New Mexico, Don Juan de Onate, in 1605.  It reads:  "Passed by here the Governor Don Juan de Onate, from the discovery of the Sea of the south on the 16th of April, 1605.". Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.

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