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Red Rock in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Wingate

 
 
Fort Wingate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Fort Wingate Marker
Inscription. The first Fort Wingate was established near San Rafael in 1862, to serve as the base of Col. Kit Carson's campaigns against the Navajos. In 1868 the garrison was transferred to the second Fort Wingate near Gallup. In that same year, the Navajos returned here after their imprisonment at Fort Sumner.
 
Location. 35° 28.216′ N, 108° 32.56′ W. Marker is in Red Rock, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 400 at milepost 3 and Main Street, on the left when traveling south on State Route 400. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wingate NM 87316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gallup (approx. 8.5 miles away); Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Rear of Fort Wingate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Fort Wingate Marker
Fort Wingate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Fort Wingate Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos and/or submission of Wingate Veterans Park located behind marker. • Can you help?
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