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Bandelier Hosting Ninth Annual 4th Of July Naturalization Ceremony

Bandelier Hosting Ninth Annual 4th Of July Naturalization Ceremony 

July 4th is traditionally a day when Americans celebrate freedom and independence.  For the ninth year, Bandelier National Monument is proud to partner with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to host a naturalization ceremony in the park on that day.  20 candidates from many countries, after working for years to fulfill their requirements, will be taking the oath and becoming the newest citizens of the United States.  

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Firing Up The Horno At The Espanola Valley Farmers Market

They are firing up the horno at the Espanola Valley Farmers Market on Railroad Avenue. Dexter Trujillo (right) from Abiquiu leads a crew of young interns at the Market, showing them how to bake pizza, fruit pies and other culinary delights in a traditional horno that he helped build at the market. An horno is a beehive-shaped outdoor oven  constructed of adobe bricks and plastered with mud that was used by the Native American pueblos and early Hispanic settlers to bake bread. Trujillo constructed a horno at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Farmers Market is held every Monday from 10 am until 4 pm.