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Cimarron in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Black Jack’s Hideout / Colfax County War

 
 
Black Jack’s Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Black Jack’s Hideout Marker
Inscription.  
Side A:
Black Jack’s Hideout
In Turkey Creek Canyon near here, the outlaw gang of Thomas “Black Jack” Ketchum had one of its hideouts. After a train robbery in July 1899, a posse surprised the gang at the hideout. The outlaws scattered after a bloody battle, and the Ketchum gang was broken up.

Side B:
Colfax County War
For twenty years after the 1869 sale of the Maxwell Land Grant, homesteaders, ranchers, and miners fought the new owners for control of this enormous region. The resulting murders and general breakdown of law and order led to the removal from office, in 1878, of Territorial Governor Samuel B. Axtell.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1899.
 
Location. 36° 30.625′ N, 104° 55.052′ W. Marker is in Cimarron, New Mexico, in Colfax County
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. Marker is on Kit Carson Highway (U.S. 64) east of South Euclid Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 East 10th Street, Cimarron NM 87714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); The Saint James Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cimarron Canyon (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Colfax County War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. Colfax County War Marker
Black Jack’s Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Black Jack’s Hideout Marker
Colfax County War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
4. Colfax County War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,042 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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