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

Fort Bascom

1863-1870

 
 
Fort Bascom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Fort Bascom Marker
Inscription.  Fort Bascom was built to protect this area from Comanches. In 1864, Kit Carson led a campaign against the Comanches, as did General Philip Sheridan in 1868. The fort was also established to control the Comancheros, New Mexicans involved in illegal trade with the Comanches. Fort Bascom was abandoned in 1870.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 14.552′ N, 103° 47.184′ W. Marker is near Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on State Road 104 at milepost 100.3, on the right when traveling north. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 5½ miles away); Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bascom (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tucumcari (approx. 6.2 miles away); A Route 66 Classic (approx.
Fort Bascom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Fort Bascom Marker
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6.3 miles away); Blue Swallow Motel (approx. 6.3 miles away); Comanche Country (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
Fort Bascom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Fort Bascom Marker
View north on highway 104
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Sep. 29, 2022