QUESTION IN PROGRESS
“I’d like to know about the origins of Albuquerque’s name and the early history of the city in general.”
What we have learned:
There is some controversy surrounding the founding of Albuquerque. Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes is credited with naming the settlement “Alburquerque” in 1706. Note the second “r” in the original spelling — but that isn’t the controversy. There was a requirement in 1706 that to establish a town it must have a minimum of 35 families. Historians say Cuervo y Valdes may not have met the requirement.
Our story tries to connect historic Albuquerque to its modern culture and its iconic moments and people. We all know Albuquerque is a diverse city — home to ancient Pueblo civilizations and Hispanic culture that reaches over 300 years — but we will also explain why there’s a “tri-cultural myth” around Albuquerque today.
What we still need to learn:
We still are trying to find a source who can talk more about the controversy of Albuquerque’s founding. Did Cuervo y Valdes have the required number of families, or is that another myth?
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