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Radium Springs in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jornada del Muerto

On the Camino Real

 
 
Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Jornada del Muerto Marker
Inscription. This stretch of the Camino Real leaves the Río Grande and cuts across 90 miles of desert with little water or shelter. Despite its difficulty, the dreaded “Journey of the Deadman” was heavily used by Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo travelers between El Paso and the northern New Mexico settlements.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 33.05′ N, 106° 55.233′ W. Marker is in Radium Springs, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 at milepost 22.8. Click for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Radium Springs NM 88054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje San Diego (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje San Diego (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Selden State Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Selden Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs
Rear of Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Jornada del Muerto Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Paraje de Robledo (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Radium Springs.
 
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Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Jornada del Muerto Marker
Jornada del Muerto Marker is in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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