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Wagon Mound in Mora County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wagon Mound

 
 
Wagon Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Wagon Mound Marker
Inscription. This last great landmark on the Santa Fe Trail was named for its resemblance to the top of a covered wagon. At Wagon Mound, travelers could cross from the Cimarron Cutoff to Fort Union, which is located on the Mountain Branch of the Trail. The two branches joined south of here at Watrous.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 0.697′ N, 104° 42.393′ W. Marker is in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, in Mora County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 120 and Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east on State Route 120. Click for map. Marker is just east of exit 387 off ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Wagon Mound NM 87752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Union National Monument / Santa Fe Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Regarding Wagon Mound. In 1910 The Daughters of the American Revolution placed 18 markers in New Mexico along the Santa Fe Trail from Raton Pass, on the Colorado/New
<i>Back of</i> Wagon Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. Back of Wagon Mound Marker
Mexico border, to the "End of the Trail" in the Santa Fe Plaza. One of these markers is located approximatly .2 mile south at the entrance to the Wagon Mound City Hall at 600 Catron Avenue. (36 0.538′ N, 104 42.318′ W)
 
Also see . . .  Wagon Mound, New Mexico. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Wagon Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Wagon Mound Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
(Via Bent's Fort)
1822-1879
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
Territory of New Mexico
1910
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Entrance to the City Hall
Santa Fe Trail Marker and CWagon Mound City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
6. Santa Fe Trail Marker and CWagon Mound City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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