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

Black Jack Ketchum

 
 
Black Jack Ketchum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Black Jack Ketchum Marker
Inscription.  The last of the train robbers, Black Jack Ketchum, who terrorized the railroads in the 1880's killed two men near this spot and hid out in a cave near Saddleback Mesa to the Southwest. The swarthy bandit was wounded in his last robbery and hanged in 1901.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 34° 59.42′ N, 103° 44.807′ W. Marker is near Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on State Road 209 at milepost 71.5, 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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 10.6 miles away); Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 12½ miles away); A Route 66 Classic (approx. 12.7 miles away); Blue Swallow Motel (approx. 12.7 miles away); Comanche Country (approx. 12.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 12.9 miles away); Tucumcari (approx. 12.9 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
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Black Jack Ketchum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Black Jack Ketchum Marker
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 Legends of America. Train Robber - Black Jack Ketchum (Submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Black Jack Ketchum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Black Jack Ketchum Marker
View north on highway 209.
 
 
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 506 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 5, 2022