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Diego de Vargas statue removed from Cathedral Park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City crews removed the statue of Diego de Vargas from Cathedral Park in Santa Fe Thursday morning.

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber issued a statement Wednesday calling for the removal of the statue, as well as the Kit Carson statue at the Santa Fe Courthouse and the obelisk in the Santa Fe Plaza. He said that it’s time to move past the monuments.

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