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Near San Antonio in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carthage-Tokay-Farley

 
 
Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker
Inscription.  In the 1860s, a coal field east of San Antonio was occasionally mined by soldiers for heating fuel and to fire their blacksmith ovens. In 1883, the Santa Fe railroad built a bridge across the Rio Grande at San Antonio and laid track to the new coal mining town of Carthage. The settlements of Farley and Tokay sprang up around the nearby lime kilns and coal mines.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 33° 53.211′ N, 106° 43.51′ W. Marker is near San Antonio, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 9.3, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio NM 87832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); San Pedro (approx. 7.2 miles away); San Antonio (approx. 8.8 miles away); Socorro
Rear of Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker
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(approx. 15.1 miles away); Jumbo (approx. 15.2 miles away); The Garcia Opera House (approx. 15.2 miles away); Juan Jose Baca House (approx. 15.3 miles away); a different marker also named Socorro (approx. 15.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Carthage-Tokay-Farley Marker
View east on US-380
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022