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Near Sapello in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hermitís Peak

ElevationĖ 10,212

 
 
Hermitís Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
1. Hermitís Peak Marker
Inscription.  From 1863 to 1867, this mountain was the home of Juan Maria Agostini, an Italian penitent who lived there as a hermit, carving crucifixes and religious emblems which he traded for food. Leaving this area, he moved to the Organ Mountains, in southern New Mexico, where he was found murdered in 1869.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 44.353′ N, 105° 14.778′ W. Marker is near Sapello, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on State Road 518 south of State Road 94, on the right when traveling north. 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 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strike Valleys (approx. 5Ĺ miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 8.4 miles away); Engine No. 1129 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dr. Meta L. Christy (approx. 9.9 miles away); Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, New Mexico (approx. 10 miles away); City Hall
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(approx. 10.1 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 10.1 miles away); Meadows Hotel (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on April 28, 2014.)
2. Hermit's Peak: A Kevin Kerney Novel. 1999 mystery novel by Michael McGarrity set in the vicinity of Hermitís Peak. (Submitted on April 28, 2014.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com. 
 
Additional keywords. John Augustiani
 
Hermitís Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
2. Hermitís Peak Marker
Hermitís Peak, New Mexico image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
3. Hermitís Peak, New Mexico
This view is from the marker. Hermitís Peak is in the Santa Fe National Forest and can be climbed from near El Porvenir campground.
 
 
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 722 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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