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Near Espanola in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Española Valley

 
 
Española Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Española Valley Marker
Inscription. When it was described by Gaspar Castano de Sosa in 1591, the Española Valley contained about ten Tewa-speaking pueblos, several of which are still occupied today. Juan de Oñate established New Mexico’s first colony here in 1598. Long on the northern frontier of Spanish settlement, the Valley has continuously reflected its Indian and Spanish heritage.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 36° 0.92′ N, 106° 5.395′ W. Marker is near Espanola, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on North Paseo De Onate (U.S. 84 at milepost 191), half a mile north of Fairview Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Espanola NM 87532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dominguez Escalante Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bond House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 2 miles away); Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 2.9 miles
<i>back of</i> Española Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Española Valley Marker
away); Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real (approx. 2.9 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 2.9 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pablita Velarde, Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Española Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Española Valley Marker
View south on US-84 towards Espanola.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 4 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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