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  • 519. Journey’s End Monument at the Entrance to Museum Hill

    A group of metal sculptures called Journeys end on a dirt plot.
    Journey's End sculpture

    Journey’s End is a sculpture monument group showing the arrival of a Santa Fe Trail caravan coming into Santa Fe. The monument shows many aspects of the incoming wagon train. All of the figures are cast in bronze. A Title I Scenic Byways grant from the New Mexico State Highway Transportation Department was received by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission in 1999. Additional funding from the city provided the money needed to build this sculpture.

    The site of the monument is at the corner of Camino Lejo and Old Santa Fe Trail, which is close to the actual Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts. The artist is Reynaldo "Sonny" Rivera, American sculptor at Albuquerque, and the landscape architect is Richard Borkovetz. There are three cultures represented in the sculpture.

    For more information:

    The Sculptor

    Story of the monument