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Bent in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Blazer’s Mill

 
 
Blazer’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Blazer’s Mill Marker
Inscription.  An early fight in the Lincoln County War occurred near this sawmill on April 5, 1878, when several men of the McSween faction, including Dick Brewer and Billy the Kid, attempted to arrest Buckshot Roberts. Roberts and Brewer were killed, and two others wounded, in the battle that followed.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
Location. 33° 9.741′ N, 105° 50.134′ W. Marker is in Bent, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 241.5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bent NM 88314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Round Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Blanca (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lozen, Little Sister (approx. 11.6 miles away); Tularosa (approx. 12.6 miles away); Restoring a Local Treasure (approx. 14.6 miles away); Cloud-Climbing Railroad
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Blazer’s Mill Marker
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(approx. 14.6 miles away); La Luz (approx. 15.4 miles away); Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 15.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Legends of America. Buckshot Robert's Last Stand (Submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Blazer’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Blazer’s Mill Marker
View east on US-70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 213 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022