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Mesilla in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

La Mesilla

 
 
La Mesilla Replacement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 19, 2018
1. La Mesilla Replacement Marker
Inscription.  The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War, establishing Mesilla as a Mexican holding. Cura Ramon Ortiz settled families from El Paso del Norte and pre-territorial New Mexico here. Disputes over the border just north of town continued. Soldiers raised the U.S. flag on this Plaza, November 16, 1854, marking the signing of the Gadsden Purchase, the last major territorial acquisition within the contiguous United States. The “M” and “54” painted on the nearby bandstand commemorate the event.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 693.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
 
Location. 32° 16.453′ N, 106° 47.729′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Calle de Principal and Calle de Parian, on
La Mesilla Marker - old version image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. La Mesilla Marker - old version
the right when traveling north on Calle de Principal. Marker is located on the west side of Mesilla Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (within shouting distance of this marker); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); All Servicemen and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy the Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); La Posta de Mesilla (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesilla.
 
More about this marker. Reverse side of marker shows Points of Interest.
 
The Original La Mesilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. The Original La Mesilla Marker
Calle Principal is in background.
Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
4. Reverse side
Town Square image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
5. Town Square
Mesilla Town Square image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
6. Mesilla Town Square
La Mesilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 19, 2018
7. La Mesilla Marker
Marker can be partially seen at the far left of the photo.
Basilica of San Albino image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 27, 2007
8. Basilica of San Albino
View of Mesilla Plaza during Christmas with Basilica of San Albino in distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,888 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   7. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   8. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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