Near Lamy in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies
Southern Rockies. These foothills and the higher glaciated peaks to the north are the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This particular segment is known as the Sangre de Cristo (“blood of Christ”), a formidable barrier that rises above 13,000 feet in a chain of peaks that trend from Santa Fe on the south to Salida, Colorado, on the north.
Location. 35° 28.23′ N, 105° 54.255′ W. Marker is near Lamy, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Old Lamy Trail (County Road 33), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamy NM 87540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galisteo Pueblo (approx. 5.7 miles away); Route 66 Cañoncito at Apache Canyon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Seton Village (approx. 9.4 miles away); Glorieta Pass Battlefield (approx. 10.9 miles away); Glorieta Battlefield (was approx. 10.9 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 11.2 miles away); Santa Fe (approx. 13.8 miles away).
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1. Galisteo Basin Preserve. “For approximately 100 years, beginning around 1400, the Southern Tewa were challenged by Diné-speaking peoples—warriors from Apache and Navajo tribes that raided and deeply stressed the Tewas’ resources and sense of security. In the mid to late 1500s, Spanish explorers (or conquistadors) from Mexico journeyed north to New Mexico in search of gold and other treasure. In their wake, the Spanish brought deadly disease and new hardship on the struggling southern Tewa peoples. By 1600, the Spanish were in the Galisteo Basin to stay—introducing longhorn cattle and unknown crops like watermelon, wheat, chiles, and melons to the region. The Spanish also began mining silver (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
2. Lamy Railroad & History Museum. “The town of Lamy is located 18 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico off US Hwy 285. Lamy is a railroad town created in 1879 when the Atchison,Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad laid its main track through New Mexico. The AT&SF bypassed the city of Santa Fe because the climb was too much for the engines of the day, so a spur line was built to the capital from Lamy. Lamy grew up where the spur line connects Santa Fe to the main track.” (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
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