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Grants in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Malpais

National Conservation Area

 

— Bureau of Land Management —

 
El Malpais Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
1. El Malpais Marker
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Created December 31, 1987-Dedicated August 24, 1991. The El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) was the first area so designated by Congress in New Mexico. Congress established the NCA to conserve and protect the important geological, archeological, ecological, cultural, scenic, scientific, and wilderness resources of the public lands surrounding the Grants Lava Flows, while allowing compatible multiple uses such as livestock grazing, hunting, and trapping.

The El Malpis legislation was accomplished through the support and hard work of: Senator Pete V. Domenici, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Congressman Manuel Lujan, Jr., Congressman Bill Richardson, Governor Garret Carruthers, BLM District Manager Paul Applegate, BLM Area Manager Herrick Hanks. 991.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEnvironmentNatural FeaturesScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is August 24, 1991.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near

El Malpais Conservation Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
2. El Malpais Conservation Area
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34° 58.236′ N, 107° 48.608′ W. Marker was in Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker was on State Road 117. The marker is near the El Malpais Ranger Station (BLM), Bureau of Land Management. According to a Ranger the marker has been replaced by other markers. It is also near the El Mapais National Monument. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Grants NM 87020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. San Rafael (approx. 10.9 miles away); Grants (approx. 11.2 miles away); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Fannie Mine Hoisting Bucket (approx. 12.9 miles away); One Ton Mine Car (approx. 12.9 miles away); Mine Head Frame (approx. 12.9 miles away); The Caboose (approx. 12.9 miles away); Large Diameter Drill Bit (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants.
 
El Malpais National Monument-Sign at the entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 8, 1996
3. El Malpais National Monument-Sign at the entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023