Historical Notes - Tri-Cultural State
Prominent in the local and regional history, the Hubbell Property serves as the centerpiece of the Pajarito community and a natural focal point for community building and area pride.
Anglos, Hispanics, and Native Americans were all brought together at this very place for commerce. Trade helped to bridge the cultural gap for many people traveling this vast country who came to buy, sell and trade their goods along the historic El Camino Real. The Gutierrez-Hubbell Mercantile, still known as the Hubbell, or the Hubbell Fort, in the South Valley, was a thriving hub for commerce. The union of these two families brought together the trade to the East and the United States along the Santa Fe Trail with that to the South and Mexico along the Chihuahua. The Hubbells later capitalized on the Butterfield Route to Long Beach, California. Livestock, wool, and fruit were often traded for canned foods, salt and other staples.
The Gutierrez-Hubbell family really represented the cultural melting pot with Anglos, Hispanics and Native Americans intermarrying and creating our own unique New Mexico culture.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105