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Near Santa Rosa in Guadalupe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Puerto de Luna

 
 
Puerto de Luna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Puerto de Luna Marker
Inscription.  Established by the early 1860s, Puerto de Luna is one of southeast New Mexico’s oldest permanent settlements. An important farming and ranching center, the town was the Guadalupe County seat from 1891 until 1903. A strong oral tradition maintains that William "Billy the Kid" Bonney had many friends here and frequently visited the village and patronized Alexander Grzelochowski's general store.
 
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 1891.
 
Location. 34° 49.895′ N, 104° 37.312′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 91 at milepost 10 and State Road 203, on the right when traveling south on State Road 91. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa NM 88435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesus M. Casaus House (approx. 8 miles away); Santa Rosa (approx. 8.2 miles away); Silver Moon Café
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(approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Rosa (approx. 8.4 miles away); Santa Rosa Lake State Park (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Rosa (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
<i>Back of </i> Puerto de Luna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Puerto de Luna Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is a excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and sites.
Puerto de Luna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Puerto de Luna Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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