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January 28th, 2013 | 3:52pm

Thrill of the Chase – Santa Fe’s Real Life Indian Jones

BLAME RALPH LAUREN.  In 1996 the designer paid a visit to his friend Forrest Fenn, who lived in Santa Fe, N.M.  Fenn had recently undergone chemo and radiation for kidney cancer, and was told there was only a 20 percent chance for his survival.  He sold his successful Santa Fe art gallery and settled in to await the inevitable.  While he did, many friends stopped by to visit him and his wife at home.

The place was filled with more than 5,000 pieces of museum-quality Southwestern art and artifacts, from Sitting Bull’s pipe and an 18th-century painted buffalo skin to early Indian pottery and rare Plains Indian medicine bonnets.  Lauren immediately fell in love with a Crow Indian hat covered in white ermine skins and carved antelope horns, and offered to buy it.  Fenn refused, saying it was one of his favorites. Lauren said, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”  To which Fenn replied, “Then I’m not going.”

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Forrest Fenn invites guests of The Inn and Spa at Loretto on his treasure hunt around the Land of Enchantment.  Enjoy this Thrill of the Chase with our package which includes two nights of lodging, a Fenn-inspired scavenger hunt, his autographed book and a Thrill of the chase inspired dessert at turndown.  For more information click here.

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