Los Cerrillos in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Welcome to Cerrillos
Welcome to Cerrillos
Cerrillos was once seriously considered as the capitol of New Mexico. Cerrillos mining district is one of the oldest and most marked of the old Spanish mineral developments in the Territory. Ttwenty-one saloons, four hotels and two churches were busy here in the booming 1880's and 1890's. Cerrillos was host to many famous people: Theo. Roosevelt - Lew Wallace - Thomas A. Edison - Fray Angélico Chávez. Walt Disney filmed The Nine Lives of El Fego Baca here in 1958. Young Guns was filmed in 1988.
Indians worked the near by mines before the the coming of the white man
Many millions in gold were taken from the placer mines in the 1800s
Lead, zinc and silver from the Mina del Tiro, Bethsheba, La Luz, Ruelena and the Santa Rosa Mines, and turquoise from the Chalchihuitl, Castillian and the Tiffany Mines
Enjoy your visit
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cerrillos NM 87010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Briggs Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cerrillos Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Cerrillos through the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); DeLallo-Simoni-Torres Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Simoni Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); R. Granito's General Store (about 300 feet away); The Joe M. Granito Block (about 400 feet away); C. Rael's Market (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Cerrillos.
Regarding Welcome to Cerrillos. The movie mentioned in the marker text is commonly known as The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.