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joles Canyon Lodge,"

It would be an utter impossibility to nam
Email: e all of the famous personages who have visited Frijoles o
r were entertaine

d at the old ranch place. The Commoners and the Nobility, people from the four comers of the globe came, some of them leaving a little remembrance or token of their appreciationÑa poem about the Frijoles perhaps, a card, a thank-you letter, an invitationÑthey ar

e too numerous to mention. In 1916, the area was created a National Monument and named in honor of Adolph DoEFrancis Alphonse Bandelier. It has been known as such ever since. But to the "old timers it is still the "Rio" or "El Rio de Los Frijoles." They remember the times they either walked or came on horseback from the north rim into the boundary valleyÑthe valley between ancient Keres and Tewa lands into a Hidden Valley clustered with the works of primitive Indians, the ruins alone being capable of revealing the incidents

of a buried and hidden past. Their heads are gray now and they remembe

w the place in the early

uted their share to the story of primitive Pueblo Indians who lived in the and its affiliates such as Valley IERAof the Rio de Los Frijoles in times anterior to the coming of the Spanish. As I remember it, there was a short-cut road into the Frijoles, little more than a cow path which left the Albuquerque- Santa Fe highway just on top of La Bajada Hill. It must have been fifteen miles across La Bajada Mesa west to the Rio Grande. Over the rol

ling hills of mesa-land the gears of our car ground a good part of the way in low until the little settlement of Buckman on the banks of the Rio Grande was reached. Arrian by this name, Buckman used to cut and haul timber from the high p

otreros; he built a sawmill, and also a narrow bridge across