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Columbus in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

 
 
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  Now the site of the Columbus Historical Society Museum the depot was built c. 1902 by the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad which was merged with the Southern Pacific in 1924.

Site No. 390-B

A Registered Cultural Property
State of New Mexico (Marker Number 390-B.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Southern Pacific Railroad series lists.
 
Location. 31° 49.696′ N, 107° 38.412′ W. Marker is in Columbus, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 9 and State Road 11, on the right when traveling east on State Road 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NM 88029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Citizens Killed / In Memory of Thirteenth Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pancho Villa State Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops
Village of Columbus and Camp Furlough image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Village of Columbus and Camp Furlough
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
1975
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pancho Villa State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pancho Villa’s Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Columbus (approx. 2.2 miles away); Presidency Building (approx. 3.2 miles away in Mexico). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company. It began as a 36-mile long railroad from the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona to a connection with the Santa Fe’s Arizona & New Mexico Railroad located at Fairbank, Arizona. (Submitted on November 14, 2010.) 
 
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Marker is mounted on corner of building and the National Historic Landmark plaque is located on the base below this marker.
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
4. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
5. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Photo from sign at Columbus Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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