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Bloomfield in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

City of Bloomfield

 
 
City of Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
1. City of Bloomfield Marker
Inscription.  Prehistoric farmers established major communities along the rivers of this region in the eleventh century. Eight hundred years later, historic settlement was also made possible by abundant water. Bloomfield was established in 1879 near a site which afforded a sage crossing of the San Juan River. The hard lives of the early settlers gradually gave way to increasing prosperity made possible by irrigation farming and horticulture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 42.552′ N, 108° 0.685′ W. Marker is in Bloomfield, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is on West Broadway Avenue (U.S. 64 at milepost 62), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomfield NM 87413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon Ruin (approx. one mile away); Aztec (approx. 6.6 miles away); Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument
Rear of City of Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
2. Rear of City of Bloomfield Marker
(approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away); "For the Enlightenment of the Nation" (approx. 8.7 miles away); Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) (approx. 8.8 miles away); Footloose in Farmington: (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
City of Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
3. City of Bloomfield Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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