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Julie Brush was a motorcycle

riding woman; a tiny, energetic

and determined woman, and a

great friend to anyone that vis-

ited River Trading Post in

Santa Fe.

Most of all Julie was a gracious

hostess to friends and visitors to

our Santa Fe place.

Whether she would suggest a

great Santa Fe restaurant,

physically dig visitor’s cars out

from a deep snow in our park-

Volume 7, Issue 1

Page 3

F

AVORITE

P

LACES

: S

ALINAS

P

UEBLO

M

ISSIONS

First the Mogollon, then the

Anasazi occupied the Salinas

Valley, New Mexico, from the

10th century.

In the early 17 century, the

Franciscan missionaries found

the area ripe for their efforts,

and built huge mission com-

plexes at each of the Salinas

pueblos: Quarai, Abó

,

and

Gran Quivera (Las Humanas).

The great missions were built

between 1629 and 1674, and

are austere reminders of the

earliest contact between the

Pueblo people and the Spanish

Colonials.

Severe drought, Apache raids

and disease caused

abandonment of the pueblos in

the 1670s.

Today, the Salinas Pueblo

Missions are a “must see.”

Gran Quivera is the largest ruin

of any Christian ediface in the

United States, including its

excavated ruins and plaza that

date back to 1300 A.D.

From the days of Coronado,

the name Quivera was

associated with the thoughts of

wealth and splendor.

Upon discovering the large

population here, and the

resources available to the

Pueblo people, the Spanish

explorers believed that they had

found the epicenter, thus calling

the place Gran Quivera.

Quarai is the best preserved of

the missions. You will stand in

awe at the massiveness and

grandness of the place.

From a vision in the distance to

seeing the place up close, is

breath taking. (See images to

the right).

This is a very favorite place,

and is a great day trip if you get

to Santa Fe.

F

OUR

G

REAT

C

OLLECTOR

E

XPERIENCES

River Trading Post

314 N. River Street

Dundee, Illinois 60118

847-426-6901

610 B. Canyon Road

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

505-982-2805

7033 E. Main Street

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

480-444-0001

www.rivertradingpost.com

Whether you are decorating

your home or are an avid col-

lector of fine American Indian

art, you will find River Trading

Post has a great mix of historic

and contemporary art from

over 50 tribal nations.

Come visit. Enjoy!

Dundee

RTP On-Line

Scottsdale

Santa Fe

ing lot, or provide a cup of hot

Arbuckle’s Cowboy coffee,

Julie built River Trading Post -

Santa Fe, from day one.

Caring about friends and Na-

tive artists alike, she built a

friendly Santa Fe gallery that is

second to none.

Julie Brush was a scrappy,

honest and beautiful person, as

all of her friends know and

appreciate.

We lost our friend Julie in De-

cember following her deter-

mined battle with an illness that

finally took her away from us.

But never away from being a

part our River Trading Post

family.

However long the odds may

have been, and whatever chal-

lenges she faced during her time

here, she would give you that

big Julie smile and tell you, “Its

all good.”

In remembering Julie, we will

always remember that.

R

EMEMBERING

J

ULIE

“It’s All Good”

Julie Brush

Massive Quarai Mission Ruins take

your breath away.