Looking west down the Las Huertas Creek drainage, across the Rio Grande to Santa Ana Pueblo and the Rio Puerco beyond. The Rio Puerco itself would run roughly north-south in this view. The East Fork of the Jemez River enters the Rio Grande from the west side, slightly downstream from the entrance of Las Huertas Creek on the east. West of the river, this is the north end of the Mount Taylor volcanic field and the south end of the Pajarito Plateau.

Note: Robert Julyan in his Places Names of New Mexico says of the Rio Puerco: “The Spanish name parallels the Jemez Indian name for the stream, which means ‘dry mud with creek’ … ”

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