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Clayton in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rabbit Ear Mountain

 
 
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Inscription.  These two striking mounds were the first features to become visible to Santa Fe Trail traffic crossing into New Mexico from Oklahoma, and so became important landmarks for caravans. From here, traffic on this major 19th century commercial route still had about 200 miles to travel before reaching Santa Fe.
 
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. 36° 26.621′ N, 103° 12.457′ W. Marker is in Clayton, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on U.S. 412 at milepost 81, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton NM 88415, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Jack Ketchum (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clayton Dinosaur Trackway (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rabbit Ear Mountain
<i>Rear of:</i> Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Santa Fe Trail / Who Traveled The Trail? (approx. 2.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron Cutoff / Clayton (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
 
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 28, 2018
4. Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 28, 2018
5. Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Rabbit Ear Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
6. Rabbit Ear Mountain
View north from marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.   6. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022