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Near Tucumcari in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tucumcari

Population 6,765 – Elevation 4,096

 
 
Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
1. Tucumcari Marker
Inscription.  This area was troubled by both Comanches and Comancheros, New Mexicans who traded illegally with the Indians, until the military campaigns of 1874. With the coming of the railroad in 1898, the small community of Liberty, eight miles to the north, moved here to form the nucleus of Tucumcari, which was incorporated in 1908. The Rock Island-Southern Pacific Depot built in 1927 is an outstanding example of a Mission Revival style depot and recently restored.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 11.657′ N, 103° 41.623′ W. Marker is near Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on U.S. 54 at milepost 305.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucumcari NM 88401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari (approx. 1½ miles away); Comanche Country (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Bascom
<i>Back of </i> Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
2. Back of Tucumcari Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); Blue Swallow Motel (approx. 2 miles away); A Route 66 Classic (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 2.1 miles away); Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
3. Tucumcari Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022