of the Martyrs
Overlooking Santa Fe, this
reinforced concrete cross stands 25 feet tall and weighs 76 tons. It
commemorates the death of 21 Franciscan friars and numerous Spanish
colonists during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. It was dedicated during Santa Fe
Fiesta of 1920 and was the site of candlelight processions for many years.
In 1925 the fiesta procession attracted about 3000 people, and bonfires on
the hillside illuminated the cross.