Near Sapello in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The elevation here is 7000 feet.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 35° 49.076′ N, 105° 14.308′ W. Marker is near Sapello, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on State Road 518 north of State Road 94. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sapello NM 87745, 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 crow flies. Hermit’s Peak (approx. 5˝ miles away); La Cueva National Historic District (approx. 8˝ miles away); La Cueva Mill (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Vrain Mill (approx. 12 miles away); Curanderas — Women Who Heal (approx. 12.2 miles away); Fort Union National Monument (approx. 12.3 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 13.7 miles away).
More about this marker. State Road 3 was cut back to Rivera and State Road 518 from Las Vegas north to Taos has replaced it. The “you are here” on the map on the back on this marker (see Photo 3) is not correct. The road where the marker is now located is the north-pointing arrow to the right of the “you are here” mark that points to La Cueva. State Road 518 goes to Mora via La Cueva.
Also see . . . . Entry in Our Home Ground, by Barry Lopez. Excerpt: “When a stratum of rock is tipped by tectonic forces, earth scientists characterize its orientation to the surface of the Earth—imagining the surface as a horizontal line—in terms of its dip and strike. If a layer of rock is tipped forty degrees below the horizontal, it would have a dip of forty degrees. If the slope faced south, its strike would be east-west, the orientation of a line perpendicular to the line of its dip.” (Submitted on April 28, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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