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

Springer

Population 1,696 - Elevation 5,857

 
 
Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Springer Marker
Inscription.  Located in the old Maxwell Land Grant and near the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail, Springer served as Colfax County seat from 1882 to 1897. Several men were killed here in one of the late flare-ups of the Colfax County War, a dispute between land grant owners and settlers.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 36° 22.25′ N, 104° 35.974′ W. Marker is in Springer, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue, 0.1 miles north of State Road 468, on the right when traveling south. Marker is 1.2 miles south of I-25 exit 414. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springer NM 87747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Santa Fe Trail (approx. half a mile away); Old Colfax County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Springer, New Mexico. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
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<i>Back of</i> Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. Back of Springer Marker
Springer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Springer Marker
View south on Railroad Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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