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La Cueva in Mora County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

La Cueva Mill

 

—La Cueva National Historic District —

 
La Cueva Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
1. La Cueva Mill Marker
Inscription. This mill was built in the 1870s by Vicente Romero. In 1851 he established the La Cueva Ranch by purchasing land from several grantees of the Mora Land Grant which had been conceded by Governor Albino Pérez in 1835. According to legend Vicente Romero slept in caves while tending his sheep thus the name La Cueva. Flour was ground and electricity was generated by the mill until 1949.
 
Erected by William Salman Ranch.
 
Location. 35° 56.51′ N, 105° 14.957′ W. Marker is in La Cueva, New Mexico, in Mora County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 442 just east of New Mexico Route 518, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rainsville NM 87736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Cueva National Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curanderas — Women Who Heal (approx. 5.4 miles away); Strike Valleys (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hermit’s Peak (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Regarding La Cueva Mill. The mill is private property. Inquire at the general store for permission to walk the grounds.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
La Cueva Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
2. La Cueva Mill and Marker
La Cueva Mill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
3. La Cueva Mill
La Cueva Mill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
4. La Cueva Mill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Andy Scholand of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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