Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dr. Meta L.Christy
Meta L. Christy, DO, is recognized by the American Osteopathic Association as the first black osteopath. Dr. Christy graduated in 1921 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as its first black graduate. The College gives an annual award in her name. She established her lifelong private practice with quiet dignity when there were no women physicians or osteopaths in local hospitals and few blacks in Las Vegas.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 35° 35.877′ N, 105° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, New Mexico (approx. 0.3 miles away); Temple Montefiore 1884 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Engine No. 1129 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. ¾ mile away); Plaza Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
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