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Monument in Lea County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Monument

 
 
Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Monument Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1885 and named for a marker at the springs a few miles west, Monument remained a ranching community until oil was discovered in 1928. The Indian statue, called Geronimo by residents, was erected in 1928 by land developers. Monument has produced 4 world champion rodeo performers: George Weir & Roy, Betty Gayle & Jimmie B. Cooper. A centennial celebration was held in 1985.
 
Erected by Monument Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 32° 37.392′ N, 103° 15.92′ W. Marker is in Monument, New Mexico, in Lea County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 8 0.1 miles south of Monument Highway, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monument NM 88265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hobbs (approx. 6.6 miles away); Llano Estacado (approx. 6.8 miles away); Oil and Gas (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Monument Marker
Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Monument
The Indian statue, called Geronimo by residents. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
4. The Indian statue, called Geronimo by residents.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 9 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.
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