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Artesia in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Castaño de Sosa’s Route

 
 
Castaño de Sosa’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Castaño de Sosa’s Route Marker
Inscription. In 1590-91 Gaspar Castaño de Sosa, a Portuguese by birth, took an expedition up the Pecos River in an attempt to establish a colony in New Mexico. His venture was a failure, but it led to a permanent settlement under Don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Castaño de Sosa passed near here in winter of 1590.
 
Location. 32° 48.542′ N, 104° 23.715′ W. Marker is in Artesia, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 285 at milepost 67, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Artesia NM 88210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Lady of Artesia (approx. 2.3 miles away); Independent Spirit (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Derrick Floor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Artesia (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Artesia (approx. 6 miles away); Seven Rivers Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
<i>Back of </i>Castaño de Sosa’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Castaño de Sosa’s Route 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.
Castaño de Sosa’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Castaño de Sosa’s Route Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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