Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pecos in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Prime Location

Pecos National Historical Park

 
 
Prime Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
1. Prime Location Marker
Inscription.  Pecos Pueblo rose to power by capitalizing on the natural environment. The pass between the Glorieta Mesa and Sangre de Cristo Mountains was a well-established trade route - bringing wealth to Pecos. The pueblo sat atop a narrow ridge, elevating it above the surrounding landscape. This higher location secured Pecos' military power by providing clear views to warn of an enemy approach and acting as a natural fortress. Multiple water sources surrounding the ridge sustained farming, the trade economy, and the population.

(photo caption:)

Pecos Pueblo was a gateway between the Plains Indians and the upper Rio Grande pueblos.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative Americans.
 
Location. 35° 33.065′ N, 105° 41.411′ W. Marker is near Pecos, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ancestral Sites Trail and Peach Drive. Marker is on a trail around the Pueblo ruins,
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
at Pecos National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 NM-63, Pecos NM 87552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Precious Water (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission Churches (about 300 feet away); Pueblo Revolt (about 400 feet away); Last Church (about 400 feet away); Pecos Pueblo Mission (about 500 feet away); Practical Adaptations (about 600 feet away); A Day in Pueblo Life (about 700 feet away); Architecture as Artifact (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pecos.
 
Also see . . .  Pecos National Historical Park (NPS). (Submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Prime Location Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 11, 2021
2. Prime Location Marker
Marker is located at Pecos National Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=185320

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 27, 2024