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Near Mountainair in Torrance County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gran Quivíra Ruins

Salinas National Monument

 

— 1 Mile South —

 
Gran Quivíra Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
1. Gran Quivíra Ruins Marker
Inscription.  The Tompiro Indian “Pueblo de las Humanas" (ca. 1300-1670s) had 1,500 to 2,000 inhabitants and was a trading center with Plains Indians. The village evolved for centuries on the fringe of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures. There are two large Spanish Franciscan mission churches, San Isidro built in 1629, and San Buenaventura constructed in 1659.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 684.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 34° 15.813′ N, 106° 6.112′ W. Marker is near Mountainair, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is on Quivira Flats Road (State Highway 55 at milepost 37), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the entrance to the Gran Quivíra unit of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, 26 miles south of Mountainair. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4030 Quivira Flats Road, Mountainair NM 87036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Gran Quivíra Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
2. Gran Quivíra Ruins Marker
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Ruins of Mission San Buenaventura image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
3. Ruins of Mission San Buenaventura
Gran Quivíra Pueblo Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
4. Gran Quivíra Pueblo Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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