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Chama in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chama

Population 1,199 - Elevation 7,850 ft.

 
 
Chama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, June 6, 2014
1. Chama Marker
Inscription. From a small crossroads town, Chama became an important site on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad after 1880. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a remnant of the San Juan Extension, a narrow-gauge line which once served the mining areas of southwestern Colorado.
 
Location. 36° 54.167′ N, 106° 34.743′ W. Marker is in Chama, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Terrace Avenue (State Road 17), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chama NM 87520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chama (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 12.6 miles away); Tierra Amarilla (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is another famous narrow-gauge tourist railroad in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico (Submitted on June 9, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Chama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, June 6, 2014
2. Chama Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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