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Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gallup

Population 18,161 - Elevation 6600 ft

 
 
Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Gallup Marker
Inscription. Long a major trading center for the Navajo and Zuni Indians living in communities north and south of the town. Gallup emerged in 1881 from a railroad construction camp. It is named for David Gallup, who in 1880 was paymaster for the Atlantic & Pacific (now the Santa Fe) Railroad.
 
Location. 35° 31.856′ N, 108° 40.391′ W. Marker is in Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is on Interstate 40 Frontage Road (State Road 118), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at exit 26 from I-40. Marker is in this post office area: Gallup NM 87301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 3.8 miles away); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Wingate (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
Rear of Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Gallup Marker
Gallup Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Gallup Marker
 
 
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 683 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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