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Near Las Cruces in Doa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jornada del Muerto

On the Camino Real

 
 
Jornada del Muerto On the Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Jornada del Muerto On the Camino Real Marker
Inscription.  This stretch of the Camino Real leaves the R 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.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
 
Location. 32° 33.149′ N, 106° 55.391′ W. Marker is near Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Doa Ana County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 22.8, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in the southbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje San Diego (a few steps from this marker); Fort Selden State Monument (within shouting distance of
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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); Changing Upland Plants (approx. 4 miles away); A Diversion Dam for the Valley (approx. 4 miles away); Rio Grande Bosque (approx. 4 miles away); Rio Grande Means Life (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
Rear of Jornada del Muerto On the Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Jornada del Muerto On the Camino Real Marker
View north of three Historical Markers at this rest area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. View north of three Historical Markers at this rest area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2023