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Near Portales in Roosevelt County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Blackwater Draw

 
 
Blackwater Draw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Blackwater Draw Marker
Inscription.  Blackwater Draw consists of several important archaeological sites that have yielded much information about the big-game hunting way of life. Some of the animals that were hunted, like the mammoth, are long extinct. Eastern New Mexico University's Blackwater Draw Museum contains artifacts of the Paleo-Indian cultures that existed here as early as 10,000 B.C.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNative Americans.
 
Location. 34° 15.022′ N, 103° 15.043′ W. Marker is near Portales, New Mexico, in Roosevelt County. Marker is on U.S. 70 1.7 miles east of State Road 202, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portales NM 88130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rose Powers White (a few steps from this marker); Portales (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Portales (approx. 7˝ miles away); Eastern New Mexico University (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
<i>Back of</i> Blackwater Draw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Blackwater Draw 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 an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Blackwater Draw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Blackwater Draw Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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