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Near Loving in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Loving's Bend

 
 
Loving's Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Loving's Bend Marker
Inscription.  In July 1867 Oliver Loving, a partner in the Goodnight-Loving cattle concern, was attacked by Comanches while driving cattle to Fort Sumner. Wounded, Loving held off the attack for two days and nights. With the help of Mexican traders, he made it to Fort Sumner, where he died of gangrene. Fulfilling his promise, Charles Goodnight exhumed Loving's body, reburying him a year later in Weatherford, Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1867.
 
Location. 32° 17.639′ N, 104° 6.143′ W. Marker is near Loving, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and County Road 712, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loving NM 88256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodnight-Loving Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Espejo's Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite
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(approx. 13.7 miles away); Carlsbad Irrigation Flume (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
<i>Back of </i>Loving's Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Loving's Bend Marker
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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.
Loving's Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Loving's Bend Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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