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Near Mountainair in Torrance County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Quarai Ruins

Salinas National Monument

 

—1 Mile West —

 
Quarai Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
1. Quarai Ruins Marker
Inscription. On the edge of the Plains stands the abandoned Tiwa Pueblo Indian village of Quarai (ca. 1200–1670s), the southernmost of the Tiwa villages, located along the eastern flanks of the Manzano Mountains. The Spanish Franciscan mission church of La Purísima Concepción (1630) is the most complete remaining example of the large Salinas churches.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Location. 34° 36.014′ N, 106° 17.048′ W. Marker is near Mountainair, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is at the intersection of Manzano Quarai Road (State Highway 55 at milepost 70) and County Road B076, on the left when traveling north on Manzano Quarai Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Manzano Quarai Road, Mountainair NM 87036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountainair (approx. 6.1 miles away); Salt Mission Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mountainair (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tajique (approx. 10.6 miles away); Abo Ruins (approx. 11.6 miles away); Abó Ruins (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNative Americans
 
Quarai Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
2. Quarai Ruins Marker
Mission La Purisima Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
3. Mission La Purisima Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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