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Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
La Mesilla
 
La Mesilla Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. La Mesilla Marker
 
Inscription. On November 16, 1854, a detachment from nearby Fort Fillmore raised the U.S. flag here confirming the Gadsden Purchase; thus the Gadsden territory was officially recognized as part of the United States. In 1858, the Butterfield stage began its run through Mesilla. During the Civil War, Mesilla was the capital of Confederate Arizona Territory.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 16.661′ N, 106° 47.766′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 28 and New Mexico Route 292, on the right when traveling south on State Route 28. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Overland Trail (approx. mile away); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. mile away); Doa Ana County Courthouse and Jail (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (approx. mile away); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (approx. mile away); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (approx. mile away); All Servicemen and Women (approx. mile away); Plaza de Mesilla (approx. mile away).
 
Rear of La Mesilla Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Rear of La Mesilla Marker
 
 
La Mesilla Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. La Mesilla Marker
View south on highway 28.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 389 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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