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My Hometown: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Melodi Wyss-Feliciano's passion for Santa Fe began the first time she visited. Nearly two decades later she still loves the "City Different," nicknamed for its unique architecture and signature chile.

By Krista Meyerhoff

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Feliciano Family
Jacob Snavely
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Population: 70,000

Claim to fame: Fiestas de Santa Fe, an annual celebration in September honoring the return of the Spanish to the city in 1692, kicks off with the burning of Zozobra, a 50-foot tall wooden marionette.

Our Santa Fe family: Eli, 13, Sylka, 10, Melodi and Aaron

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