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Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Magdalena

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
1. Magdalena Marker
Inscription. Magdalena is located in a mineral-rich area which became a center of silver mining in the 1860's. In 1885, a railroad was built to the smelter in Socorro, and Magdalena became an important railhead for cattle, sheep, and ore.
 
Location. 34° 6.79′ N, 107° 15.214′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on 1st Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kelly (approx. 0.8 miles away); Magdalena Fault (approx. 1.4 miles away); Magdalena Livestock Driveway (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Magdalena Fault (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Location of Magdalena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Location of Magdalena Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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