Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Standing Tall.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Statue honoring the state's Spanish settlers draws rave reviews

Tourists and locals checking out a new statue honoring northern New Mexico's original Spanish settlers are giving the monument in Santa Fe's Cathedral Park good reviews.

"It's spectacular," said Larry Oran, who was visiting Santa Fe on Monday with wife Gerry from Tennessee. "It's an awesome piece of work."

Gerry Oran, looking at the piece of work with squinting eyes in the bright sunlight, agreed with her husband.

"If you look at the animals and the people, it speaks of diversity in New Mexico," she said. "It really is a great attraction. …

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