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Grants in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grants

Population 11,451

 

— Elevation 6500 —

 
Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Grants Marker
Inscription.  Located just north of the great lava bed known as the malpais, Grants began as a coaling station for the Santa Fe Railroad. Around 1880 it was known as Grant's Camp, after the Canadian bridge contractor Angus A. Grant. In 1950, the area's vast uranium deposits were discovered.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceNatural FeaturesNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 35° 9.384′ N, 107° 52.14′ W. Marker is in Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on West Santa Fe Avenue (Historic Route 66), 0.1 miles east of State Road 53, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1645 West Sante Fe Avenue, Grants NM 87020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Caboose (approx. 0.8 miles away); Large Diameter Drill Bit (approx. 0.8 miles away); One Ton Mine Car (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mine Head Frame
Rear of Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Grants Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fannie Mine Hoisting Bucket (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Rafael (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Grants (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants.
 
Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Grants Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 27 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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May. 20, 2022