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Tucumcari in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Bascom

1863 - 1870

 
 
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By Denise Boose, July 15, 2012
1. Fort Bascom Marker
Inscription.  Built under Brigadier General James H. Carleton. First Post Commander Captain Peter W.L. Plympton with Company F, 7th U.S. Infantry and Company 1st New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. Named after Captain George N. Bascom, 16th U.S. Infantry. Officers quarters constructed of sandstone and roofed with poles and earth. All other buildings constructed of adobe.
 
Erected by Fort Bascom Trading Post Business.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 35° 10.746′ N, 103° 43.394′ W. Marker is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 East Main Street, Tucumcari NM 88401, 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. Tucumcari Mountain (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comanche Country (approx. one mile away); Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away);
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By Denise Boose, July 15, 2012
2. Fort Bascom Marker
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Tucumcari (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bascom (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
Also see . . .  Assorted Photos of Fort Bascom and Other Historic Sites. (Submitted on February 26, 2013.)
 
Fort Bascom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 15, 2012
3. Fort Bascom Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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