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Near Melrose in Curry County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Llano Estacado

 
 
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Llano Estacado Marker
Inscription. Nomadic Indians and countless buffalo herds dominated this vast plain when the Vásquez de Coronado expedition explored it in 1541. Later it was the focus of Comanchero activity, and in the 19th century it became a center for cattle ranching. The name Llano Estacado, or stockaded plains, refers to the fortress-like appearance of its escarpments.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 25.515′ N, 103° 44.656′ W. Marker is near Melrose, New Mexico, in Curry County. Marker is on U.S. 60 at milepost 357, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melrose NM 88124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estella García/Fabric Artists: Women of the WPA (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentExploration
 
<i>Back of </i> Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Back of Llano Estacado 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.
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
3. Llano Estacado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 9 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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