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The village of Truchas originally began as a Spanish land grant in 1754. The original land grant was given to twelve families from Chimayo and Pueblo Quemado (now Cordova). Its purpose was to establish an outpost community in an effort to block the Comanches from a favorite route through which they raided Santa Fe and the communities lying along the Rio Grande valley. At an elevation of just over 8,000 feet, Truchas has one of the highest elevations in the United States.

The church of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) was completed in about 1805. Today it is still used during the warm summer months for mass and other services.

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