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

Chama

Population 1,090 - Elevation 7,860 ft.

 
 
Chama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, June 8, 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° 51.522′ N, 106° 34.658′ W. Marker is in Chama, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Highway 84/64 (State Road 84). 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chama (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 9.6 miles away); Tierra Amarilla (approx. 10.2 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 8, 2014
2. Chama Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 27 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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