Spanish Pioneers of the Southwest
By: Joan Anderson & George Ancona
Publisher: Lodestar, 1989
Age Level: 9-12
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas is a settlement that served as a fort and an inn on the Camino Real during the seventeenth century in what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico. Interpreters dress and act the part of the early colonists. We see the families work the fields, the visiting monks who sustain the faith of the settlers.