El Rito in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Elevation 6,870 ft.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 20.173′ N, 106° 11.388′ W. Marker is in El Rito, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on State Road 554 at milepost 11.5 north of State Road 571. It is at the entrance gate of the Northern New Mexico Community College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Rito NM 87530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named El Rito (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Cruz (approx. 8.3 miles away); Abiquiú (approx. Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 12 miles away); Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 12.9 miles away); Red Rocks (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Regarding El Rito. “When the New Mexico Territory applied for statehood in 1912, the State Constitution, Article 12, Section 11, identified the Spanish American Normal School as one of ten educational institutions which would be supported by the state. The Spanish American School provided both secondary and post-secondary educational programs.”
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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