Near Reserve in Catron County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Located in the San Francisco Valley, Reserve was named upper San Francisco Plaza by its original Hispanic settlers in 1874. The name was later changed to Reserve in recognition of the U.S. Forest Service headquarters located here. Apaches made frequent attacks on the community, which lay within Apache hunting lands.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 41.507′ N, 108° 51.688′ W. Marker is near Reserve, New Mexico, in Catron County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 at milepost 20.7 and State Road 12, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reserve NM 87830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Reserve (approx. 6 miles away); Elfego Baca (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Reserve, New Mexico. A Wikipedia article on Reserve. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.)
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