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Near Veguita in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Las Nutrias

 
 
Las Nutrias Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Las Nutrias Marker
Inscription.  During the late 17th century, this area had become well known to the Spanish. Called La Vega de Las Nutrias, or meadow of the beavers, it was a welcome paraje, or stopping place, for caravans on the Camino Real. Eighteenth century attempts at settlement in this region failed, but by 1860 the current village had been established and a church had been built by the new settlers.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 34° 27.97′ N, 106° 46.313′ W. Marker is near Veguita, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on State Road 304, 3.3 miles north of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the parking lot of the San Isidro Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veguita NM 87062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. La Joya de Sevilleta (approx. 9.4 miles away); Doña Eufemia (approx. 13 miles away); Camino del Llano (approx. 13 miles away); Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 13 miles away); a different marker also named Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 13.1 miles away); Acomilla (approx. 13.1 miles away); The Belen Hotel (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Wide view of the Las Nutrias Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Las Nutrias Marker
Modern day view of the Meadow of Beavers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
3. Modern day view of the Meadow of Beavers
Looking westward from the east bank of the Rio Grande across the meadow and the river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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