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Mesilla in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Butterfield Overland Trail

South Central Region

 
 
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Overland mail stage line,
St. Louis to San Francisco
1858-1861
Forerunner to the Pony Express

 
Erected by District IV New Mexico State Garden Clubs, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list.
 
Location. 32° 16.459′ N, 106° 47.72′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Guadalupe, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Mesilla (a few steps from this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (a few steps from this marker); All Servicemen and Women (a few steps from this marker); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (a few steps from this marker); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (a few steps from this marker); Mesilla Plaza
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Billy the Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesilla.
 
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
2. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
An updated photo of the marker.
Butterfield Overland Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. Butterfield Overland Trail Marker
Mesilla Town Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
4. Mesilla Town Square
Bandstand and Marker on Town Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
5. Bandstand and Marker on Town Square
Mesilla Town Plaza Viewed From South, Showing Bandstand and Basilica of San Albino. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Harold Colson, August 2, 2012
6. Mesilla Town Plaza Viewed From South, Showing Bandstand and Basilica of San Albino.
Butterfield marker is on right (east) edge of plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,194 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.   3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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