What's In A Name?

Why "1610 Silver"?

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico 1610 Silver's name is a nod to the rich history of this special city. Original settlements in the region date back to 900 A.D. In 1598 the region was colonized by Don Juan de Oñate, naming the area Santa Fé de Nuevo México, a province of New Spain.

In 1610 he declared that the city would be the capital of the province, naming the city "La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís", or "The Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi."

The city has remained a capital ever since, and is the oldest state capital in the United States, as well as the highest, at an elevation of 7,260 feet above sea level (2,213 meters).

Santa Fe is a rich center of arts and culture with over a thousand galleries, spectacular restaurants and a unique cuisine, and a world class opera.