Abiquiú, New Mexico

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Abiquiú, New Mexico
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The adobe St. Thomas Church in Abiquiú
The adobe St. Thomas Church in Abiquiú
Location of Abiquiú within New Mexico
Location of Abiquiú within New Mexico
Abiquiú, New Mexico is located in USA
Abiquiú, New Mexico
Abiquiú, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°12′34″N 106°19′7″W / 36.20944°N 106.31861°W / 36.20944; -106.31861Coordinates: 36°12′34″N 106°19′7″W / 36.20944°N 106.31861°W / 36.20944; -106.31861
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Abiquiú Post Office
Abiquiu church and plaza around 1920. Photo by T. Harmon Parkhurst.

Abiquiú (or Abiquiu[1] Listeni/ˈæbɨkjuː/) is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. Abiquiu has an Elementary school which is part of the Espanola Public Schools.

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Born here[edit]

  • Julian A. Chavez (1808–1879), rancher, landowner and elected official in Los Angeles, California

Cultural references[edit]

  • Abiquiú is mentioned in Willa Cather's 1927 novel Death Comes for the Archbishop, Book Five Chapter 1.
  • Ghost Ranch is home of the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, named in honor of Ruth Hall.
  • "Abiquiú" is the title of episode 11, season 3 of the AMC television drama Breaking Bad.
  • Abiquiú is shown as the hometown on the drivers license of Mike Franks' alias in the 5th season NCIS episode "Judgment Day".
  • Abiquiú is also the location where the opening shot of the 4th Indiana Jones movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was shot. As per the Production Timeline in the Extras section of the movie's Blu-ray Disc: "On June 16, 2007 even before the start of principal photography, the production's second unit crew was on location near Abiquiu, New Mexico, filming the traditional Indiana Jones opening shot of a "mountain" (in this case a prairie dog mound.)" Other notable films shot in Abiquiu are Cowboys & Aliens, City Slickers, Red Dawn, Wyatt Earp, The Last Outlaw,[2] and the TV series Earth 2.[3]
  • Artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived at nearby Ghost Ranch for many years and also bought a house in Abiquiu in 1945, using it variously as an art subject, residence and studio for several years. In the mid-1940s, the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan sponsored a project to establish the first catalogue of her work.


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