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Mesilla in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Gadsden Purchase Celebration

 
 
The Gadsden Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. The Gadsden Purchase Marker
Inscription. The Gadsden Purchase celebration held at Mesilla New Mexico in 1854.
                        By A. J. Fountain Sr.
 
Location. 32° 16.447′ N, 106° 47.715′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Parian, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (here, next to this marker); All Servicemen and Women (here, next to this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); La Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Doņa Ana County Courthouse and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. ž mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesilla.
 
More about this marker. One of five plaques on a monument in Mesilla's town square.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Plaque is on reverse side of this monument. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. Plaque is on reverse side of this monument.
The marker and flags image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. The marker and flags
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,262 times since then and 11 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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