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Near Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gallup

Population 18,161 - Elevation 6600 ft

 
 
Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Gallup Marker
Inscription.  Long a major trading center for the Navajo and Zuni Indians living in communities north and south of the town. Gallup emerged in 1881 from a railroad construction camp. It is named for David Gallup, who in 1880 was paymaster for the Atlantic & Pacific (now the Santa Fe) Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 35° 31.856′ N, 108° 40.391′ W. Marker is near Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is on Interstate 40 Frontage Road (State Road 118), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at exit 26 from I-40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallup NM 87301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaco Cliffs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 3.8 miles away); CN Cotton Warehouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Kitchen's Opera House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historic Buildings (approx. 3.8 miles
Rear of Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Gallup Marker
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away); Gallup's Brief History (approx. 3.8 miles away); Main Street USA (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
 
Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Gallup Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022