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McKinley County Markers
New Mexico (McKinley County), Gallup — Gallup Population 18,161 - Elevation 6600 ft
Long a major trading center for the Navajo and Zuni Indians living in communities north and south of the town. Gallup emerged in 1881 from a railroad construction camp. It is named for David Gallup, who in 1880 was paymaster for the Atlantic & Pacific (now the Santa Fe) Railroad. — Map (db m36541) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Gallup — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause – freedom and honor – and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor they so dearly deserved from the public of United States government. God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will shine in the lives of each veteran now and forever more . . . — Map (db m36559) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Gallup — Navajo Code Talkers Departure May 4, 1942
29 Marines prepare to depart during World War II — Map (db m36558) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Red Rock — Fort Wingate
The first Fort Wingate was established near San Rafael in 1862, to serve as the base of Col. Kit Carson's campaigns against the Navajos. In 1868 the garrison was transferred to the second Fort Wingate near Gallup. In that same year, the Navajos returned here after their imprisonment at Fort Sumner. — Map (db m36538) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Zuni — Pueblo of Zuni
The six original Zuni pueblos were the legendary "Seven Cities of Cibola" sought by Vasquez de Coronado in 1540. They were abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt, and the present pueblo was settled in 1699 after the Spanish reconquest. In 1970 Zuni became the first Indian community to administer its own reservation affairs. — Map (db m36582) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Zuni — Pueblo of Zuni
The six original Zuni pueblos were the legendary "Seven Cities of Cibola" sought by Vasquez de Coronado in 1540. They were abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt, and the present pueblo was settled in 1699 after the Spanish reconquest. In 1970 Zuni became the first Indian community to administer its own reservation affairs. — Map (db m36584) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Zuni — Zuni Olla Maidens - Zuni Pueblo
The Zuni Olla Maidens are an all-women's group renowned for their skill and ability to balance fragile water jars or ollas on their heads. Historically, Zuni women collected water in ollas from nearby springs for everyday use. Today, they perform in parades and community events, walking with water jars placed on their heads while singing their own compositions and those traditionally sung by Zuni men. — Map (db m36580) HM
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