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

Old Acoma “Sky City”

 
 
Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker
Inscription. Legend describes Acoma as a "place that always was". Archeological evidence shows it has been occupied since at least the 13th century. Established on this mesa for defensive purposes, Acoma was settled by inhabitants of nearby pueblos which had been abandoned. Nearly destroyed by the Spanish in 1599, Acoma was quickly reestablished by ancestors of it present occupants.
 
Location. 35° 4.602′ N, 107° 33.386′ W. Marker is near Cubero, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on Sky City Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is 0.2 miles north of I-40 exit 102. Marker is in this post office area: Cubero NM 87014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pueblo of Ácoma (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 9.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.3 miles away);
Rear of Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker
San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cubero.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Old Acoma "Sky City" Marker
Indian Homes - Acoma, New Mexico image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto, circa 1932
4. Indian Homes - Acoma, New Mexico
"The Sky City"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on October 12, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the pueblo if allowed. • Can you help?
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