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Thread #51310 Message #4116115
Posted By: GerryM
10-Aug-21 - 10:52 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Town of Old Dolores(James Grafton Rogers)
Subject: RE: Origins: Town of Old Dolores(James Grafton Rogers)
Joe, I think "vegas" in your verse 3 should be "vigas", as in Patty Clink's post. Wikipedia sez,
"Vigas are wooden beams used in the traditional adobe architecture of the American Southwest, especially New Mexico. In this type of construction, the vigas are the main structural members carrying the weight of the roof to the load-bearing exterior walls. The exposed beam ends projecting from the outside of the wall are a defining characteristic of Pueblo architecture and Spanish Colonial architecture in New Mexico and often replicated in modern Pueblo Revival architecture."