505. Pecos National Historical Park

The Pecos National Historical Park sits in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. E. E. “Buddy” Fogelson and

his wife, actress Greer Garson, donated money for the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center and also transferred land to the park. The park is a vast area and has the following sites:

• Pecos Pueblo and other pueblo ruins: Pecos was the center of trade with Plains Indians and the Rio Grande Valley People.

• Spanish colonial mission church ruins: Spanish explorers came to Pecos and missionaries worked on converting the Pueblo people to the Catholic religion.

• Santa Fe Trail sites, including Kozlowski's stage stop: travelers on the Santa Fe Trail were fed fresh trout from the Pecos River.

• Sites of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass: Pigeon's Ranch, Camp Lewis, Cañoncito and Apache Canyon in which the Confederate’s vision to capture Fort Union, the Colorado mines and ports of California came to an end after a three-day Civil War battle in March of 1862.

• 20th century ranch history (Forked Lightning Ranch) owned by E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson.

Pecos National Historical Park