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Near Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mimbres Valley

 
 
Mimbres Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1. Mimbres Valley Marker
Inscription.  People have lived in the Mimbres Valley since at least 2000 B.C. and probably earlier. Small villages of farmers lived in pithouses—underground single-family structures—by A.D 200. Around A.D. 1000, people began erecting pueblos, similar to the one at nearby Mattocks Ruin, that housed up to 200 people. The Mimbreños are best known for their exquisite black-on-white painted pottery decorated with humans, animals, and intricate geometric designs, one of the most spectacular artistic traditions of the ancient New World. Later groups built smaller villages after A.D. 1130, but Pueblo peoples left the region by A.D. 1450. The last indigenous occupants were Apaches who lived here through the late 1800s.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 48.054′ N, 107° 55.927′ W. Marker is near Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on State Road 35 0.2 miles north of State Road 152, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this
Mimbres Valley Marker <i>Back of Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. Mimbres Valley Marker Back of Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mattocks Ruin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 8.2 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 11 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 11 miles away); Emory Pass (approx. 12.2 miles away); Bayard (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Mimbres Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
3. Mimbres Valley Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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