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Near Tularosa in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Three Rivers

 
 
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
1. Three Rivers Marker
Inscription. Located in the Tularosa Basin at the turn-off for Three Rivers Petroglyphs, this ranching village settled in the early 1870's took its name for a nearby convergence of three creeks. The cattle empires of Albert Bacon Fall, John Chisum, and Susan McSween , kept the small town going, and the arrival of Charles Eddy’s El Paso & Northeastern Railroad in 1899 spurred growth. But most residents had to move when Fall took majority control of local water rights. Fall's million-acre empire crumbled after his conviction in the “Teapot Dome” scandal.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 19.333′ N, 106° 4.685′ W. Marker is near Tularosa, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 54 at milepost 96.6, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tularosa NM 88352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Three Rivers (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Marker (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
2. Three Rivers Marker (on left)
(a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2015
3. Three Rivers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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