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Near Raton in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clifton House Site

 
 
Clifton House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
1. Clifton House Site Marker
Inscription. Three-quarters of a mile west of here at the Canadian River crossing was the popular overnight stage stop on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Clifton House Site was built in 1867 by rancher Tom Stockton, with materials brought overland from Dodge City. For years it served as headquarters for cattle roundups. After abandonment of Santa Fe Trail in 1879, it fell into disuse and burned.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 39.005′ N, 104° 30.038′ W. Marker is near Raton, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 at milepost 434, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Thaxton Southbound Rest Area between Exit 435 and Exit 426; it is accessible only from the southbound travel lanes of I-25. Marker is in this post office area: Raton NM 87740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Women of the Santa Fe Trail / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (here, next to this marker).
 
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Rear Side of Clifton House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
2. Rear Side of Clifton House Site Marker
State Markers at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
3. State Markers at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area
Clifton House marker is on the right
State Markers at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
4. State Markers at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area
1910 DAR Marker at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
5. 1910 DAR Marker at Thaxton Southbound Rest Area
The 1910 DAR marker for the Santa Fe Trail is located 50 feet south of the Clinton House marker
1910 DAR Marker for the Santa Fe Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2017
6. 1910 DAR Marker for the Santa Fe Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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