Near Lamy in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies
Southern Rockies. These foothills and the higher glaciated peaks to the north are the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This particular segment is known as the Sangre de Cristo (“blood of Christ”), a formidable barrier that rises above 13,000 feet in a chain of peaks that trend from Santa Fe on the south to Salida, Colorado, on the north.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 35° 28.23′ N, 105° 54.255′ W. Marker is near Lamy, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and Old Lamy Trail (County Road 33), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamy NM 87540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker Galisteo Pueblo (approx. 5.7 miles away); Route 66 (approx. 6½ miles away); Cañoncito at Apache Canyon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Seton Village (approx. 9.4 miles away); Glorieta Pass Battlefield (approx. 10.9 miles away); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 11.2 miles away); Santa Fe (approx. 13.8 miles away); Santa Fe Korean War Memorial (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Galisteo Basin Preserve. “For approximately 100 years, beginning around 1400, the Southern Tewa were challenged by Diné-speaking peoples—warriors from Apache and Navajo tribes that raided and deeply stressed the Tewas’ resources and sense of security. In the mid to late 1500s, Spanish explorers (or conquistadors) from Mexico journeyed north to New Mexico in search of gold and other treasure. In their wake, the Spanish brought deadly disease and new hardship on the struggling southern Tewa peoples. By 1600, the Spanish were in the Galisteo Basin to stay—introducing longhorn cattle and unknown crops like watermelon, wheat, chiles, and melons to the region. The Spanish also began mining silver in the Cerrillos Hills around 1581.” (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
2. Lamy Railroad & History Museum. “The town of Lamy is located 18 miles south of Santa Fe, New (Submitted on May 12, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 12, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.