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

Taos

Population 3369 — Elevation 6,983

 
 
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2014
1. Taos Marker
Inscription.  The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the “Mountain Men,” and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the anti-U.S. insurrection of 1847. In the early 1900’s, Taos developed as a colony for artists and writers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 36° 26.2′ N, 105° 34.5′ W. Marker is in Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is on Paseo del Pueblo Norte (U.S. 64) north of Fresquez Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taos NM 87571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Taos County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Kit Carson Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos Plaza (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Taos Plaza (approx. 2 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Taos
Taos Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2014
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(approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Bataan Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taos.
 
Additional keywords. Taos Revolt of 1847
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 20, 2022