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Near Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Goodnight-Loving Trail

 
 
Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
Inscription. This famous old cattle trail, running 2000 miles from Texas to Wyoming, was blazed in 1866 by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. In New Mexico, the trail followed the Pecos River north to Fort Sumner, where the government needed beef to feed the Navajos at the Bosque Redondo Reservation.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 24.321′ N, 104° 18.645′ W. Marker is near Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 167, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bottomless Lakes State Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Louise Massey Mabie (1902-1983) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roswell (approx. 9.8 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 12 miles away).
 
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<i>Back of </i> Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
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, April 28, 2014
3. Goodnight-Loving Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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