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Near Sunland Park in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Paso Del Rio Del Norte

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. El Paso Del Rio Del Norte Marker
Inscription.  This canyon cut here by the Rio Grande marks the crossing of the historic Camino Real, or Royal Road, to La Tierra Adentra. Trackers and traders crossed the river here to begin the arduous journey north to Santa Fe. Permanent settlement of this area began with establishment of the Mission of Nuestra Seņor de Guadalupe in 1659 in present day Ciudad Juarez.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
 
Location. 31° 47.233′ N, 106° 31.656′ W. Marker is near Sunland Park, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is on McNutt Road 2.2 miles south of Racetrack Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunland Park NM 88063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madero Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line in Texas); Smeltertown (about 500 feet away in Texas); International Boundary and Water Commission (approx. ž
Rear of El Paso Del Rio Del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Rear of El Paso Del Rio Del Norte Marker
mile away); Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters (approx. 1.9 miles away in Texas); El Paso del Rio del Norte (approx. 2 miles away in Texas); The Camino Real (approx. 2 miles away in Texas); Major Simeon Hart (approx. 2 miles away in Texas); Capt. James W. Magoffin (approx. 2 miles away in Texas).
 
El Paso Del Rio Del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. El Paso Del Rio Del Norte Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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