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A popular wedding site, diminutive Loretto Chapel in downtown Santa Fe is world-famous for its circular wooden staircase. Built by an unidentified man who showed up in 1879 with a donkey and a toolbox, his staircase has two 360-degree turns, no visible means of support, and has wooden pegs instead of metal nails. The faithful believe that the mystery man was St. Joseph.

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Loretto Chapel

A popular wedding site, diminutive Loretto Chapel in downtown Santa Fe is world-famous for its circular wooden staircase. Built by an unidentified man who showed up in 1879 with a donkey and a toolbox, his staircase has two 360-degree turns, no visible means of support, and has wooden pegs instead of metal nails. The faithful believe that the mystery man was St. Joseph.