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Tijeras in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tijeras Canyon

 
 
Tijeras Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, May 11, 2013
1. Tijeras Canyon Marker
Inscription.  The pass between the Sandia and Manzano Mountains has been a natural route of travel between eastern New Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley since pre-historic times. Known as Cañón de Carnué in the Spanish colonial period it takes its present name from the village of Tijeras, Spanish for "scissors".
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 4.821′ N, 106° 23.223′ W. Marker is in Tijeras, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 333 and State Road 337 on State Road 333. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tijeras NM 87059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doña Elena Gallegos / Elena Gallegos Land Grant (approx. 7.4 miles away); Redstone (approx. 8.3 miles away); Terrier (approx. 8.4 miles away); TA-7C Corsair II
Tijeras Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, May 11, 2013
2. Tijeras Canyon Marker
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(approx. 8.4 miles away); F-105D Thunderchief (approx. 8.4 miles away); Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 “Fishbed” (approx. 8.4 miles away); New Mexico Air Guard, "The Tacos" (approx. 8.4 miles away); Trinity Test (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Tijeras Canyon Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 20, 2018
3. Tijeras Canyon Marker reverse
Tijeras Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 20, 2018
4. Tijeras Canyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   2. submitted on April 2, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 20, 2021