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

Paraje San Diego

 
 
Paraje San Diego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Paraje San Diego Marker
Inscription.  This paraje, or stopping place, provided travelers along the Camino Real with a final opportunity to water their stock and prepare their caravans before leaving the Rio Grande Valley and entering the desolate Jornada del Muerto. Caravans on their way to Santa Fe started in the evening and traveled non-stop until they reached the Paraje de Fra Cristobal 100 miles to the north.
 
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° 33.155′ N, 106° 55.396′ 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. Jornada del Muerto (a few steps from this marker); Fort Selden State Monument
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(a few steps from 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 Paraje San Diego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Paraje San Diego Marker
Paraje San Diego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Paraje San Diego Marker
Paraje San Diego Marker is the middle marker seen in this view. There are three 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 774 times since then and 23 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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Jun. 3, 2023