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Near Bayard in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bayard

 
 
Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. Bayard Marker
Inscription.  Bayard Station was first called Hall’s Station, a depot on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, serving a tuberculosis sanatorium at nearby Fort Bayard, which was named after Brigadier General George Dashiell Bayard. A settlement grew around the depot and became Bayard when a post office opened in 1902. But people lived here long before, including the Mogollon and Mimbres people. Warm Springs Apaches introduced Spaniards to the area’s abundant copper deposits by 1801, and in 1910 open-pit mining began at nearby Santa Rita, eventually consuming that town. Many of its residents—and their Santa Rita homes—moved to Bayard.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 32° 44.49′ N, 108° 7.994′ W. Marker is near Bayard, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on U.S. 180 at milepost 124, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bayard NM 88023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Bayard (approx. 1˝ miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 4.3 miles away); Reclaiming the Land (approx. 5.7 miles away); Modern Mining & Processing (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayard.
 
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Bayard Marker <i>Back of Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. Bayard Marker Back of Marker
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Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. Bayard Marker
George Dashiell Bayard image. Click for full size.
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4. George Dashiell Bayard
General Bayard was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862 and died the next day.

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on March 12, 2024, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Apr. 18, 2024