While there were no local winners this year, there are still some stunning images chosen in the 2011 National Historic Landmark photo contest.
This year’s winning image is of Pecos Pueblo, located south of Pecos, N.M. The photo was taken by Eric Vondy of Phoenix.
The site’s real history is legendary. Led by an Indian guide called “The Turk,” famous Spanish explorer Coronado and his men set out from this pueblo to search for Quivira, one of the legendary “Seven Cities of Gold.” Abandoned in 1838, today the site, east of Santa Fe, is managed by Pecos National Historical Park. …