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

Shalam Colony

1884-1901

 
 
Shalam Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Shalam Colony Marker
Inscription.  In 1884, Shalam Colony was established on the banks of the Rio Grande near the village of Doņa Ana by John Ballou Newbrough and a group of Utopian followers called Faithists. Newbrough’s “Book of Shalam" set forth a plan for gathering the outcast and orphaned children of the world and raising them to be the spiritual leaders of a new age. Shalam Colony was closed in 1901.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 23.017′ N, 106° 50.433′ W. Marker is near Doņa Ana, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 185 at milepost 5.5 and Shalam Colony Trail, on the right when traveling south on State Road 185. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dona Ana NM 88032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett Garcia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doņa Ana (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doņa Ana (1604–1680) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rio Grande (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rio Grande Theatre
Rear of Shalam Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Shalam Colony Marker
(approx. 6.2 miles away); America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 6.3 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 6.3 miles away); Doņa Ana County Courthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doņa Ana.
 
Shalam Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Shalam Colony Marker
View south on Highway 185.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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