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Near Bayard in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bayard

 
 
Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. Bayard Marker
Inscription.  Bayard Station was first called Hall’s Station, a depot on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, serving a tuberculosis sanatorium at nearby Fort Bayard, which was named after Brigadier General George Dashiell Bayard. A settlement grew around the depot and became Bayard when a post office opened in 1902. But people lived here long before, including the Mogollon and Mimbres people. Warm Springs Apaches introduced Spaniards to the area’s abundant copper deposits by 1801, and in 1910 open-pit mining began at nearby Santa Rita, eventually consuming that town. Many of its residents—and their Santa Rita homes—moved to Bayard.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 44.49′ N, 108° 7.994′ W. Marker is near Bayard, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on U.S. 180 at milepost 124, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayard NM 88023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Bayard (approx. 1½ miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines
Bayard Marker <i>Back of Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. Bayard 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.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 4.3 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Silver City Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayard.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. Bayard Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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