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Mesilla in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Butterfield Overland Trail
South Central Region
 
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
 
Inscription.
Overland mail stage line,
St. Louis to San Francisco
1858-1861
Forerunner to the Pony Express

 
Erected by District IV New Mexico State Garden Clubs, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 16.459′ N, 106° 47.72′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Guadalupe, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Mesilla (a few steps from this marker); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (a few steps from this marker); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (a few steps from this marker); All Servicemen and Women (a few steps from this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (a few steps from this marker); Doņa Ana County Courthouse and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. ž mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesilla.
 
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
2. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
An updated photo of the marker.
 
 
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
 
 
Mesilla Town Square Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
4. Mesilla Town Square
 
 
Bandstand and Marker on Town Square Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
5. Bandstand and Marker on Town Square
 
 
Mesilla Town Plaza Viewed From South, Showing Bandstand and Basilica of San Albino. Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
6. Mesilla Town Plaza Viewed From South, Showing Bandstand and Basilica of San Albino.
Butterfield marker is on right (east) edge of plaza.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,300 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.   3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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