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Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Espejo's Expedition

(On the Camino Real)

 
 
Espejo's Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Espejo's Expedition Marker
Inscription. In 1582 and 1583, Antonio de Espejo and his party followed the Rio Grande north to the Bernalillo area. Espejo was trying to learn the fate of two Franciscan friars who stayed with the Pueblo Indians after the Rodriquez – Sanchez/Chamuscado expedition returned to Mexico in 1581.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, and the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 33° 37.35′ N, 107° 8.327′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from CanAm Highway (Interstate 25 at milepost 113), 1.2 miles south of New Mexico Road 107, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is southbound rest area on Interstate 25 at Mile 113. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje De Fra Cristobal (here, next to this marker); Fort Craig Rest Area (here, next to this marker); Women of the Camino Real (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker
Wide view of the Espejo's Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Espejo's Expedition Marker
also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig (about 600 feet away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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