Rio Rancho in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995)
Teacher, agriculturalist, farmer and conservationist, Dulcelina Curtis led efforts to control flooding of arroyos in Corrales where a flood-control channel is named in her honor. The first woman appointed to a board of the U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation District, she received the National Endowment for Soil Conservation Award for New Mexico in 1988. She served on the Village Council and helped launch many of the town's civic organizations.
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 Women. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list.
Location. 35° 16.227′ N, 106° 36.456′ W. Marker is in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is at the intersection of Corrales Road (State Road 448) and Gray Hawk Drive, on the right when traveling south on Corrales Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rio Rancho NM 87144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tiguex Province (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 2.6 miles away); Iglesia de San Ysidro (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 3.6 miles away); Corrales (approx. 3.6 miles away); Alameda (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 5.2 miles away); Women Veterans of New Mexico (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rio Rancho.
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