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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Founding Women of Albuquerque

 
 
Founding Women of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Founding Women of Albuquerque Marker
Inscription.
(front)
In February 1706 several families participated in the founding of Albuquerque but the names of only 22 are preserved in the historical record. Within those families were many women honored as being founders of La Villa San Felipe de Alburquerque. Their success in the face of incredible challenges is testament to their courage and bravery. Their names are recorded on the back of this marker.

(rear)
Founding Women of Albuquerque

Isabel Cedillo Rico de Rojas
María de la Encarnación
Francisca de Góngora
Gregoria de Góngora
María Gutiérrez
Juana Hurtado
Juana López del Castillo
Antonia Gregoria Lucero de Godoy
Leonor Luján Domínguez
Francisca Montoya
Juana Montoya
María Montoya
Clementa de Ortega
María de Ortega
María de Ribera
Jacinta Romero
Gregoria Ruiz
Bernadina de Salas Orozco y Trujillo
Josefa Tamaria
Catalina Varela Jaramillo
Marei Varela
Petrona Varela
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 5.793′ N, 106° 40.04′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is on 19th Street
Founding Women of Albuquerque - Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Founding Women of Albuquerque - Back of Marker
NW north of Old Town Road NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the landscape median located in the south parking lot of the Albuquerque Museum on 19th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dominguez y Escalante Expedition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuarto Centenario Memorial (about 500 feet away); La Jornada (about 500 feet away); Casa de Armijo (about 700 feet away); Albuquerque (about 700 feet away); Mountain Howitzers (about 700 feet away); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away); In This Plaza Were Enacted (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWomen
 
Founding Women of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
3. Founding Women of Albuquerque Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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