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Nara Visa in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nara Visa

Founded 1902    Elevation 4200 ft.

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
1. Nara Visa Marker
Inscription. The area is rich in prehistoric evidence, and home of the buffalo and Plains Indians. Explored by the early Spanish, the area was settled when the Rock Island Railroad was built thru in 1901.

The brick building, built in 1921, was home for a fine school. The adobe gym was built in 1935 by WPA laborers. The buildings are listed on the National and State Historic Registers. Now a Community Center, it is the heart of community activity.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 36.657′ N, 103° 5.724′ W. Marker is in Nara Visa, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on U.S. 54 at milepost 351, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nara Visa NM 88430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Townsite of Obar (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Nara Visa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
2. Nara Visa Marker
Back of 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.
Nara Visa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
3. Nara Visa Marker
Nara Visa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
4. Nara Visa Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 20, 2016.
 
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