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

Hermit’s Peak

Elevation– 10,212

 
 
Hermit’s Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
1. Hermit’s 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Strike Valleys (approx. 5˝ 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 (approx.
Hermit’s Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
2. Hermit’s Peak Marker
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10.1 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 10.1 miles away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 10.2 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 Hermit’s Peak. (Submitted on April 28, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. John Augustiani
 
Hermit’s Peak, New Mexico image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 21, 2014
3. Hermit’s Peak, New Mexico
This view is from the marker. Hermit’s 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 591 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 24, 2022