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Near Fort Sumner in De Baca County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell

 
 
Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker
Inscription.  A native of Kaskaskia, Ill, a fur trader and trapper who by industry, good fortune and trading became sole owner in 1864 of the largest single tract of land owned by any one individual in the United States.
Maxwell founded the First National Bank of Santa Fe, New Mex. and invested $250,000 to help build the Texas Pacific Railroad. Dynamic….Charitable….Lavish….One of the great builders of the American West, died in quiet retirement, July 25, 1875 at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Born Sept. 14, 1818
 
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Location. 34° 24.218′ N, 104° 11.597′ W. Marker is near Fort Sumner, New Mexico, in De Baca County. Marker can be reached from Billy the Kid Road (State Road 272) 0.1 miles south of State Road 212. Marker is in the Post Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sumner NM 88119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave (within shouting
Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker
distance of this marker); Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Sumner (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sumner (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
3. Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell Marker
Billy the Kid's grave is at the far right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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