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

Tiguex Province

Tiguex Province Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, May 3, 2014
1. Tiguex Province Marker
Inscription. More the one hundred prehistoric and historic pueblos and other archeological sites and over 15,000 petroglyphs or rock art sites give ample evidence of the occupation of this valley for at least 12,000 years. Spanish explorers who came into the area in the sixteenth century gave the name "Tiguex Province to the dozen or more Tiwa-speaking Indian pueblos (towns)they found in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley.
Location. 35° 16.152′ N, 106° 37.427′ W. Marker is in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is at the intersection of Pat D'Arco Highway (New Mexico Route 528) and Alberta Ave/Rio Pinos Rd NE, on the right when traveling north on Pat D'Arco Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rio Rancho NM 87144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Iglesia de San Ysidro (approx. 2.5 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); Corrales (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alameda (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 5.5 miles away); Women Veterans of New Mexico (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rio Rancho.
Categories. Native Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 80 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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