Anthony in Doña Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition
/On the Camino Real
Trying to locate two Franciscan friars, Antonio de Espejo in 1582 led an expedition up the Rio Grande near here. The two friars had remained among the Tiwa Indians near Bernalillo after the Rodríguez-Sánchez Chamuscado expedition returned to Mexico in 1581. When he reached the Tiwas in 1583, Espejo learned that the missionairies were dead.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Exploration • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 32° 0.389′ N, 106° 34.901′ W. Marker is in Anthony, New Mexico, in Doña Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10. Located off Northbound I-10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony NM 88021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brazito Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Oñate’s Route (a few steps from this marker); El Paso (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Texas (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Paraje de los Brazitos (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 10.1 miles away in Texas); MIM-23 Surface-to-Air Missile System (approx. 11.4 miles away); V2 Rocket (approx. 15.6 miles away in Texas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anthony.
More about this marker. One of three markers in front of the Visitor Center.
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