Las Cruces in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Miller Field Gates
There are three markers mounted on The Gates
The Agricultural Experiment Station
the Genesis of NMSU research
donates this plaque
September 2, 1988
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act of 1862 designating a grant of public land in every state or territory for
The Rodey Act of the New Mexico Territorial Legislature of 1889 established the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station. Because of the donation of 118 acres of land by Jacob Schaublin, and the legislative efforts of Judge John R. McFie, Las Cruces was designated the site of the New Mexico land grant institution.
Total area 118 acres.
Erected 1999 by College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 32° 16.926′ N, 106° 45.368′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Espina Street and Horseshoe Street on Espina Street. Located on the campus of New Mexico State University, outside of Skeen Hall. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. María Gutiérrez Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Doņa Ana County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); La Posta de Mesilla (approx. 2.3 miles away); Billy the Kid (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (approx. 2.4 miles away); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (approx. 2.4 miles away); All Servicemen and Women (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2015, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.