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Near Santa Rosa in Guadalupe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Trail of the Forty-Niners

 
 
Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker
Inscription.  To give gold-seekers another route to California, Capt. Randolph B. Marcy and Lt. James H. Simpson opened a wagon road from Arkansas to New Mexico in 1849. Marcy’s Road, although very popular with the Forty-Niners, still was never as well-traveled as the Santa Fe Trail. Here the route parallels I-40 to Albuquerque.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 34° 58.919′ N, 105° 4.76′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on Interstate 40 at milepost 252, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in westbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa NM 88435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Edge of Plains (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
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Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker
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New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Trail of the Forty-Niners Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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