Near Lamy in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies
Southern Rockies. These foothills and the higher glaciated peaks to the north are the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This particular segment is known as the Sangre de Cristo (“blood of Christ”), a formidable barrier that rises above 13,000 feet in a chain of peaks that trend from Santa Fe on the south to Salida, Colorado, on the north.
Location. 35° 28.23′ N, 105° 54.255′ W. Marker is near Lamy, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Old Lamy Trail (County Road 33), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamy NM 87540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galisteo Pueblo (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cañoncito at Apache Canyon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Seton Village Glorieta Pass Battlefield (approx. 10.9 miles away); Glorieta Battlefield (approx. 10.9 miles away); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 11.2 miles away); Santa Fe (approx. 13.8 miles away); Santa Fe Korean War Memorial (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Galisteo Basin Preserve. “For approximately 100 years, beginning around 1400, the Southern Tewa were challenged by Diné-speaking peoples—warriors from Apache and Navajo tribes that raided and deeply stressed the Tewas’ resources and sense of security. In the mid to late 1500s, Spanish explorers (or conquistadors) from Mexico journeyed north to New Mexico in search of gold and other treasure. In their wake, the Spanish brought deadly disease and new hardship on the struggling southern Tewa peoples. By 1600, the Spanish were in the Galisteo Basin to stay—introducing longhorn cattle and unknown crops like watermelon, wheat, chiles, and melons to the region. The Spanish also began mining silver in the Cerrillos Hills around 1581.” (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
2. Lamy Railroad & History Museum. “The town of Lamy is located (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
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