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

Cañoncito at Apache Canyon

 
 
Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
1. Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker
Inscription. Strategically located where the Santa Fe Trail emerges from Glorieta Pass, Cañoncito is where the New Mexico Governor Manuel Armijo weakly defended New Mexico against the American Army in 1846. In 1862, Union forces destroyed a Confederate supply train contributing to the Confederate loss at the battle of Glorieta, six miles to the east.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 35° 32.908′ N, 105° 49.704′ W. Marker is near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Las Vegas Highway (State Road 2108 Frontage Road) and Sleeping Dog Road, on the left when traveling west on Old Las Vegas Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located just off I-25 exit 294. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route 66 (approx. 3 miles away); Glorieta Pass Battlefield (approx. 4.3 miles away); Glorieta Battlefield (was approx. 4.3 miles away but has been reported permanently
<i>Rear of:</i> Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
2. Rear of: Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker
removed. ); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 4.8 miles away); Seton Village (approx. 6.2 miles away); Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pecos Pueblo Mission (approx. 7.9 miles away); Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
3. Cañoncito at Apache Canyon Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
This Trail Marker is located behind the marker.
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Santa Fe Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 2,959 times since then and 184 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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