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Mountainair in Torrance County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mountainair

Population 1,170 - Elevation 6,535

 
 
Mountainair (West) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, July 20, 2014
1. Mountainair (West) Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1902, Mountainair developed as a major center for pinto bean farming in the early 20th century until the drought of the 1940s. The region had been occupied earlier by Tompiro and eastern Tiwa pueblo Indians from prehistoric times through the mid-17th century, when it served as a major center for Spanish Franciscan missionaries.
 
Location. 34° 30.914′ N, 106° 15.016′ W. Marker is in Mountainair, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 60, on the right when traveling east on State Route 60. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountainair NM 87036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salt Mission Trail (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mountainair (approx. one mile away); Abo Ruins (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Mountainair (West) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, July 20, 2014
2. Mountainair (West) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 7 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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