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Quemado in Catron County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Quemado

Population 1,028 - Elevation 6,890 ft.

 
 
Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
1. Quemado Marker
Inscription.  Spanish word for “burned,” Quemado is located in an extinct volcanic area. This community was first settled in 1880 by José Antonio Padilla, who brought sheep and started the stock raising industry in this part of the state. Quemado was once famous for its colony of rodeo celebrities in Largo Canyon south of town.
 
Erected by State of New Mexico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 34° 20.642′ N, 108° 30.048′ W. Marker is in Quemado, New Mexico, in Catron County. Marker is on California Street (U.S. 60) 0.3 miles east of State Road 32, on the right when traveling east. On right side of road entering town from west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3907 Highway 60, Quemado NM 87829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Additional keywords. rodeo,livestock,el malpais national monument,ice cave,bandera volcano
 
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Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
2. Quemado Marker
Viewed from the west.
Reverse of the Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
3. Reverse of the Quemado Marker
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Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
4. View North from the Quemado Marker
Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
5. Quemado Marker
View east on US 60, the community of Quemado, NM
View south from the Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
6. View south from the Quemado Marker
View west from the Quemado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, May 26, 2011
7. View west from the Quemado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,789 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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