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Near Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Goodnight-Loving Trail

 
 
Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
Inscription. After leaving Fort Sumner, the Goodnight-Loving Trail forked in two directions. This branch, developed by Oliver Loving in 1866, followed the Pecos River to Las Vegas, and the Santa Fe Trail to Raton Pass. The great Texas cattle drives followed this and other routes to Colorado and Wyoming until 1880.
 
Location. 32° 18.719′ N, 104° 7.259′ W. Marker is near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and State Road 31, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 285. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loving's Bend (approx. 1.7 miles away); Espejo's Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite (approx. 12 miles away); Carlsbad Irrigation Flume (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
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Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
<i>Back of </i>Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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