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Near Grants in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Rafael

 
 
San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. San Rafael Marker
Inscription. San Rafael, formerly know as El Gallo, is located at a spring near the Malpais, the great lave flow to the east. The area was visited by members of Vásquez de Coronado's expedition in 1540. In 1862, it was selected as the original site of Fort Wingate, focus of the campaign against the Navajos.
 
Location. 35° 7.133′ N, 107° 52.536′ W. Marker is near Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on State Road 53 at milepost 83.1, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grants NM 87020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Grants (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Grants (approx. 2.9 miles away); El Malpais (approx. 10.9 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
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Rear of San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of San Rafael Marker
San Rafael Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. San Rafael Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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