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Near Algodones in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
La Angostura
 
La Angostura Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
1. La Angostura Marker
 
Inscription. Near here the Rio Grande Valley closes into a narrow pass (angostura). Control of this pass was critical to the safety of the trade along the Camino Real, so this area has been the focus of fortifications since the early 17th century. The 18th century settlement of Algodones developed as a result of continuing Spanish efforts to control the pass and nearby fords of the Rio Grande.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 35° 22.428′ N, 106° 29.644′ W. Marker is near Algodones, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 313 1.5 miles south of I-25 (New Mexico Route 313), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Exit 248 I-25, west and south on NM 313 ~ 1.5 miles to area shown as Angostura/Las Colonias on web road maps. Marker is in this post office area: Algodones NM 87001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women Veterans of New Mexico (approx. 4.5 miles away); Las Placitas (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 6.3 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 7.2 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Ana (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Mormon Battalion (approx. 9.6 miles away); Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995) (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
La Angostura Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
2. La Angostura Marker
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Algodones strategic twin of the Reconquesta of New Mexico is Santa Ana Pueblo.
 
La Angostura Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
3. La Angostura Marker
Looking southeast.
 
 
La Angostura Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
4. La Angostura Marker
Looking south on NM 313/Old Route 66
 
 
La Angostura Marker - Reverse Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
5. La Angostura Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Marker Maps The state's Official Scenic Historic Markers usually have a map on the reverse side showing the location of more local markers. For the ardent historical marker seeker, these maps are a mine of information, waiting for extraction.
 
 
La Angostura Marker - Reverse Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
6. La Angostura Marker - Reverse
Looking north toward Algodones on NM 313 / Old Route 66
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 682 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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