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

The Gadsden Purchase Celebration

 
 
The Gadsden Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. The Gadsden Purchase Marker
Inscription.  The Gadsden Purchase celebration held at Mesilla New Mexico in 1854.
                        By A. J. Fountain Sr.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 32° 16.447′ N, 106° 47.715′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Parian, on the left when traveling east. 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. Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (here, next to this marker); All Servicemen and Women (here, next to this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy the Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); La Mesilla (within
Plaque is on reverse side of this monument. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. Plaque is on reverse side of this monument.
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shouting distance of this marker); La Posta de Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesilla.
 
More about this marker. One of five plaques on a monument in Mesilla's town square.
 
The marker and flags image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. The marker and flags
 
 
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 2,575 times since then and 12 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 13, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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