A Santa Fe park that draws tens of thousands of visitors a year is no longer just a local treasure.

Hyde Memorial State Park has been added to the National Register of Historic Places — a designation that likely will allow the 355-acre preserve to attract more visitors while at the same time drawing attention to the need to protect its historic and archeological resources.

One of New Mexico’s first state parks, Hyde Memorial contains a number of historic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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