“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rancho de Taos in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

William J. Klauer

February 15, 1909 – February 21, 2001


—In Honor and Memory of —

William J. Klauer Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 22, 2013
1. William J. Klauer Marker
Inscription. The Klauer family of Dubuque, Iowa, stewards of the Taba Valley Overlook since 1920, transferred ownership of this property to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on March 31, 2001, with the help of the Trust for Public Land and the Taos Land Trust. All those who travel this route and cherish this vista are deeply grateful to the Klauer family for preserving this viewshed for future generations. The residents of Taos are blessed by W. J. Klauer’s dream to save this land—his view of “heaven on earth”—as he receives his eternal reward in heaven above.
Location. 36° 18.493′ N, 105° 43.873′ W. Marker is near Rancho de Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 68 at milepost 33.6, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. It is across the road from the Taos Valley Overlook picnic pulloff. Marker is in this post office area: Ranchos de Taos NM 87557, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captive Women and Children of Taos County / María Rosa Villapando, (ca. 1725-1830) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilar (approx. 4.2 miles away); Maria Ramita Simbola Martinez "Summer Harvest" (1884-1969)
William J. Klauer Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 22, 2013
2. William J. Klauer Marker
(approx. 7.5 miles away); San Francisco de Asis Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pueblo of Picuris (approx. 8.2 miles away); Taos (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ledoux Street (approx. 11 miles away); Padre Antonio José Martínez (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Taos Valley Overlook. The Trust for Public Land page. “For generations, travelers cresting this scenic overlook south of Taos have been greeted by sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Grande River gorge. The family that owns this land along Route 68 has kept it in pristine condition since 1915, but for years conservationists have been looking for a way to protect it permanently from development. TPL worked with its partner, the Taos Land Trust, to help the Bureau of Land Management acquire the property for the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. The BLM will manage the land to preserve the view and wildlife habitat and to expand opportunities for low impact recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and picnicking.” (Submitted on April 29, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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