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

Mountainair

Population 1,170 - Elevation 6,535

 
 
Mountainair (East) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maribeth Robison, July 20, 2014
1. Mountainair (East) Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1902, Mountainair developed as a major center for pinto bean farming in the early 20th century until the drought of the 1940s. The region had been occupied earlier by Tompiro and eastern Tiwa pueblo Indians from prehistoric times through the mid-17th century, when it served as a major center for Spanish Franciscan missionaries.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 34° 31.302′ N, 106° 14.122′ W. Marker is in Mountainair, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 60 and North Wilson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on State Road 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountainair NM 87036, 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. Willard Mercantile Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shaffer Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salt Mission Trail (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Mountainair (approx. one mile away); Quarai Ruins
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(approx. 6.1 miles away); Crossroads/El cruce (approx. 9.4 miles away); Abo Ruins (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fred Sisneros' Grave/Don Federico (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountainair.
 
Mountainair (East) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maribeth Robison, July 20, 2014
2. Mountainair (East) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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