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

San Rafael

 
 
San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. San Rafael Marker
Inscription.  San Rafael, formerly know as El Gallo, is located at a spring near the Malpais, the great lave flow to the east. The area was visited by members of Vásquez de Coronado's expedition in 1540. In 1862, it was selected as the original site of Fort Wingate, focus of the campaign against the Navajos.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1540.
 
Location. 35° 7.133′ N, 107° 52.536′ W. Marker is near Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on State Road 53 at milepost 83.1,, 2½ miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Grants (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Caboose (approx. 2.6 miles away); One Ton Mine Car (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Fannie Mine Hoisting Bucket (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mine Head Frame
Rear of San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of San Rafael Marker
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(approx. 2.7 miles away); Large Diameter Drill Bit (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Grants (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants.
 
San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. San Rafael 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 860 times since then and 21 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. 21, 2022