“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Zia Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Pueblo of Zía

Pueblo of Zia Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
1. Pueblo of Zia Marker
Inscription.  In 1583 Antonio de Espejo recorded this pueblo as one of five in the Province of Punamé. Following the sacking of Zia by Spanish troops in 1689, the pueblo was reestablished, but never attained its former size. The Zia ancient sun symbol is incorporated in the design of the state flag of New Mexico.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1583.
Location. 35° 29.682′ N, 106° 43.669′ W. Marker is near Zia Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 44 / (U.S. 55) 0.3 miles east of Zia Boulevard (Business Road 785), on the left when traveling west. Located at site of now-closed gas station/c-store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Ysidro NM 87053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) (a few steps from this marker); Vasquez de Coronado's Route (approx. 2˝ miles away); Colorado Plateau (approx. 6 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Ana (approx. 7.4 miles away); Evelyn M. Vigil, Phan-Un-Pha-Kee (Young Doe) 1921–1995 (approx. 10.3 miles away); Pueblo of Jémez (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 12.8 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 15.4 miles away).
More about this marker. In July 2010, The marker cries out for replacement.
Additional keywords. New Mexico reconquesta, rio grande pueblos, zia, pueblo
Pueblo of Zia Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
2. Pueblo of Zia Marker
View east of marker, U.S. 550 / N.M. Route 44. Trinidad Gachupin Medina Marker is visible in the background.
Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse Side Corner image. Click for full size.
3. Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse Side Corner
Looking west on U.S. 440 / N.M. Route 44 toward Zia Boulevard/BIA 785, and the rising Colorado Plateau, Continental Divide and Jemez trail.
Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
4. Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Marker Maps The state's Official Scenic Historic Markers usually have a map on the reverse side showing the location of more local markers. For the ardent historical marker seeker, these maps are mines of information, waiting for extraction.
Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
5. Pueblo of Zia Marker - Reverse
The complete reverse side of the marker.
Pueblo of Ziá Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
6. Pueblo of Ziá Marker
Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) Marker is on the left and Pueblo of Zia Marker is on the right.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2010.   6. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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