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Radium Springs in Doña Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jornada del Muerto

On the Camino Real

 
 
Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Jornada del Muerto Marker
Inscription.  This stretch of the Camino Real leaves the Río Grande and cuts across 90 miles of desert with little water or shelter. Despite its difficulty, the dreaded “Journey of the Deadman” was heavily used by Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo travelers between El Paso and the northern New Mexico settlements.
 
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. 32° 33.05′ N, 106° 55.233′ W. Marker is in Radium Springs, New Mexico, in Doña Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 at milepost 22.8. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radium Springs NM 88054, 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. Paraje San Diego (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje San Diego (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Selden State Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Changing Upland Plants
Rear of Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Jornada del Muerto Marker
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); A Diversion Dam for the Valley (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rio Grande Bosque (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rio Grande Means Life (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radium Springs.
 
Jornada del Muerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Jornada del Muerto Marker
Jornada del Muerto Marker is in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 12 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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