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Near Eagle Nest in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elizabethtown

 
 
Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Elizabethtown Marker
Inscription.  The discovery of gold on Baldy Mountain in 1866 brought such a rush of fortune-seekers to the Moreno Valley that “E-town” became a roaring mining camp almost overnight. Because of water and transportation problems, and a decline in ore quality, it had become virtually a ghost town by 1875.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 36° 33.208′ N, 105° 15.998′ W. Marker is near Eagle Nest, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Therma Way (U.S. 64) and State Road 38, on the left when traveling east on Therma Way. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Nest NM 87718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Nest Lake State Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wheeler Peak (approx. 3.3 miles away); Palisades Sill (approx. 6.4 miles
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away); Cimarron Canyon State Park (approx. 7.7 miles away); Vietnam Veterans National Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named Wheeler Peak (approx. 8.4 miles away); Palo Flechado Pass (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Elizabethtown - Gone But Not Forgotten. Rich in history and once full of life with over 7,000 residents, it is hard to imagine Elizabethtown as it once was. (Submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
<i>back of</i> Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Elizabethtown Marker
Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Elizabethtown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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