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Near Los Alamos in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route

 
 
Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2015
1. Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route Marker
Inscription.  
In appreciation to a
great public servant and statesman
for more than 30 years

U.S. Representative, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Senator. One of our nation’s architects in the fields of agriculture, conservation, health, space exploration, atomic energy and others.

The grateful citizens of New Mexico
April 8, 1972

 
Erected 1972 by The Grateful Citizens of New Mexico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 35° 52.371′ N, 106° 13.983′ W. Marker is near Los Alamos, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on State Highway 502 3.3 miles east of Central Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker and monument are located in a pull-out on the east side of the highway, overlooking the Rio Grande Valley. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Alamos NM 87544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Brook (approx. 3.9 miles away); Albert J. Connell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Harold H. Brook (approx. 3.9
Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2015
2. Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route Marker
miles away); The Romero Cabin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887-1942 (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Mackwood Hopper (approx. 3.9 miles away); Manhattan Project Era (approx. 3.9 miles away); Peggy Pond Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Alamos.
 
Also see . . .
1. Trail Dust: Clinton P. Anderson went from newsman to senator. Like many other TB victims, 22-year-old Clinton P. Anderson came to New Mexico to be cured or to die. That was in 1917 and his doctor in South Dakota had given him six months to live. In time, he would serve New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of Agriculture, and in the U.S. Senate, 1948-1972. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Clinton P. Anderson. Clinton Anderson’s career as a Senator was highlighted by his position as a champion of the space program. He was instrumental in funding NASA while leading the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences from 1963 to 1973. As chair of the committee during America’s most active period of space exploration, and the climax of the “Space Race” with the Soviet Union, Anderson held a key policy-making
Senator Clinton P. Anderson Overlook Map & Legend image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2015
3. Senator Clinton P. Anderson Overlook Map & Legend
(located near marker)
role in Washington and was one of NASA’s greatest advocates. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Rio Grande Valley image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2015
4. Rio Grande Valley
(looking east from Senator Clinton P. Anderson Overlook & marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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