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Near Springer in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion

 
 
Point of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Point of Rocks Marker
Inscription. This is a two sided marker
Side A:
Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks was a major landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. Located in Jicarilla Apache country, it was near here that the party of Santa Fe merchant J.W. White was attacked in 1849. Kit Carson was a member of the military party organized to rescue White's wife and daughter.

Side B:
The Dorsey Mansion
Built by controversial Arkansas Senator Stephen W. Dorsey in the late 1870's and early 1880's, this part log and part stone mansion was once a center of social life in the southwest. Since its completion, it has been a unique architectural feature in New Mexico.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 18.332′ N, 104° 11.294′ W. Marker is near Springer, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on U.S. 412 at milepost 23.6, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springer NM 87747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. View of the Rockies
The Dorsey Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. The Dorsey Mansion Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion Marker
View of the Rockies Marker is in the background.
Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
4. Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Dorsey Mansion. • Photo of the Point of Rocks. • • Can you help?
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