Mesilla in Doña Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Gadsden Purchase Celebration
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 Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, 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 Doña 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); Mesilla Plaza (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 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,698 times since then and 71 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. 4. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.