Santa Rosa de Lima

Near Abiquiu, NM
From Wikipedia (with thanks): "Santa Rosa de Lima was an early 18th century Spanish settlement in the Rio Chama valley... By 1744 at least 20 families near present-day Abiquiu, founded the Plaza de Santa Rosa de Lima. The church (it's remains seen here) was built around 1744 and was in use until the 1930's ... Repeated raids by Utes and Comanches caused the settlement to be abandoned in 1747. In 1750, the Spanish founded a new settlement at the present site of Abiquiu. ... The site now belongs to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe." The church ruins have been off-limits for years, but it seems recently the grounds were cleaned up. People have left symbolic offerings inside the ruins.