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Near Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hogbacks

 
 
Hogbacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
1. Hogbacks Marker
Inscription.  Interstate 25 cuts through dipping strata that form hogback ridges between the Great Plains and the south end of the Rocky Mountains. The Santa Fe Trail from here to Santa Fe, followed a natural valley eroded in less resistant strata between the mountains to the north and Glorieta Mesa to the south. Elevation 6,200 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list.
 
Location. 35° 31.185′ N, 105° 14.915′ W. Marker is near Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 25 at milepost 339 and U.S. 84, on the right when traveling north on Interstate 25. Marker is at the bottom of the northbound off ramp from I-25 at exit 339. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A. Dold & Company / Charles Emil Wesche General Merchandise Store (approx.
<i>Rear of:</i> Hogbacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
2. Rear of: Hogbacks Marker
5.2 miles away); Plaza Hotel (approx. 5.2 miles away); Proclamation of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny (approx. 5.2 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. 5.2 miles away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 5.3 miles away); Temple Montefiore 1884 (approx. 5.4 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); City Hall (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Hogbacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
3. Hogbacks Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
The Daughters of the American Revolution placed 18 Santa Fe Trail markers in New Mexico along the trail from Raton Pass, on the Colorado/New Mexico border, to the "End of the Trail" in the Santa Fe Plaza. Approximately 4.5 miles south is this Sante Fe Trail marker.
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Santa Fe Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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