Truth or Consequences in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia”
Magnolia Ellis was a healer with a special gift. She opened a clinic in Hot Springs, today's Truth or Consequences. Patients claimed to have a feeling of electricity when she touched them. Recognized by most notable doctors of the day, she put Hot Springs on the map, and was known as “Magnificent Magnolia”.
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truth or Consequences NM 87901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elephant Butte Lake State Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Truth or Consequences (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Truth or Consequences (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort McRae 1863-1876 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Caballo Mountains (approx. 12.7 miles away).
1. I Am a Relative, She Was My Mother's Aunt
My grandmother was Nancy Jewel Rose and for many years I heard about the wonderful works of Magnolia. I do not remember ever meeting her but my Mom of course knew her.
— Submitted May 31, 2012, by Linda Ermease (Stevenson) Compton of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,329 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.