Near Santo Domingo Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Mormon Battalion
Erected June 16, 1940
"Thus marching half naked and half fed, and living upon wild animals, we have discovered and made a road of great value to our country."
Lieutenant Colonel P. St. George Cook
Official Order issued January 30, 1847, upon the safe arrival of The Battalion in San Diego, California
Erected 1940 by Committee for the Erection of the Mormon Battalion Monument in New Mexico and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
Location. 35° 27.098′ N, 106° 21.231′ W. Marker is near Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on West Frontage Road (U.S. 85), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Take exit #257/Budaghers - go 0.2/0.3 mi/km Turn Right on Budagher Boulevard Turn Left on West Frontage Road - go 1.4/2.3 mi/km Arrive at 35.451635,-106.353852, on the Right. Marker is at or near this postal address: Budiger's Offramp # 257, Santo Domingo Pueblo NM 87052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Kewa Women's Co-op (approx. 3 miles away); Pueblo of Santo Domingo Kiua (approx. 4.4 miles away); La Bajada (approx. 7.5 miles away); La Angostura (approx. 9.6 miles away); Women of Cochiti (approx. 12.3 miles away); Gold and Turquoise (approx. 12.3 miles away); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (approx. 12.3 miles away); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (approx. 12.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This can be seen by both north and south bound traffic.
Regarding The Mormon Battalion. Missing text on the marker provided from, "Historic Sites and Markers Along the Mormon and Other Great Western Trails" by Stanley Buchholz Kimball.
1. Monument stonework
The stonework appears different in the current monument (4)from the 1941 photo (8). Was the monument rebuilt at some time?
Additional keywords. Mormon Battalion
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