Near Santo Domingo Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Mormon Battalion
Erected June 16, 1940
"Thus marching half naked and half fed, and living upon wild animals, we have discovered and made a road of great value to our country."
Lieutenant Colonel P. St. George Cook
Official Order issued January 30, 1847, upon the safe arrival of The Battalion in San Diego, California
Erected 1940 by Committee for the Erection of the Mormon Battalion Monument in New Mexico and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
Location. 35° 27.098′ N, 106° 21.231′ W. Marker is near Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on West Frontage Road (U.S. 85), on the left when traveling north. Take exit #257/Budaghers - go 0.2/0.3 mi/km Turn Right on Budagher Boulevard Turn Left on West Frontage Road - go Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Budiger's Offramp # 257, Santo Domingo Pueblo NM 87052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kewa Women's Co-op (approx. 3 miles away); Pueblo of Santo Domingo Kiua (approx. 4.4 miles away); La Bajada (approx. 7½ miles away); La Angostura (approx. 9.6 miles away); Women of Cochiti (approx. 12.3 miles away); Gold and Turquoise (approx. 12.3 miles away); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (approx. 12.3 miles away); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (approx. 12.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This can be seen by both north and south bound traffic.
Regarding The Mormon Battalion. Missing text on the marker provided from, "Historic Sites and Markers Along the Mormon and Other Great Western Trails" by Stanley Buchholz Kimball.
1. Monument stonework
The stonework appears different in the current monument (4)from the 1941 photo (8). Was the monument rebuilt at some time?
— Submitted September 3, 2013, by Ronald Kay of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Additional keywords. Mormon Battalion
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 4,614 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 3. submitted on July 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 6. submitted on August 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.