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Truth or Consequences in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia”

(1893-1974)

 
 
Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker
Inscription. (front)
Magnolia Ellis was a healer with a special gift. She opened a clinic in Hot Springs, today's Truth or Consequences. Patients claimed to have a feeling of electricity when she touched them. Recognized by most notable doctors of the day, she put Hot Springs on the map, and was known as “Magnificent Magnolia”.

(rear)
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 7.768′ N, 107° 15.043′ W. Marker is in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of North Date Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North Date Street. Click for map. Marker is in small Triangular Park in T or C on Business loop
Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker (rear)
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
& E Broadway. Marker is in this post office area: Truth or Consequences NM 87901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elephant Butte Lake State Park (approx. mile away); Truth or Consequences (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Truth or Consequences (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 3.8 miles away); Caballo Mountains (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. I Am a Relative, She Was My Mother's Aunt
My grandmother was Nancy Jewel Rose and for many years I heard about the wonderful works of Magnolia. I do not remember ever meeting her but my Mom of course knew her. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 31, 2012, by Linda Ermease (Stevenson) Compton of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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