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Animas in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Smugglers’ Trail

 
 
Smugglers’ Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Smugglers’ Trail Marker
Inscription. Smugglers once crossed this area with mule trains of contraband from Mexico, to be traded for merchandise in Arizona. In the summer of 1881, a group of Mexican smugglers was killed in Skeleton Canyon by members of the Clanton gang, including Old Man Clanton, Ike and Billy Clanton and Curly Bill.
 
Location. 31° 57.143′ N, 108° 48.463′ W. Marker is in Animas, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 338 at milepost 24.4 and State Road 9, on the right when traveling south on State Road 338. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Animas NM 88020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Clanton Hideout (here, next to this marker); Playas Siding (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Skeleton Canyon — Echoes of Bugle, War Cry and Gunfire. Information and history regarding the Smuggler's Trail with reference to the Clanton Gang. (Submitted on November 11, 2010.) 
 
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Smugglers’ Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Smugglers’ Trail Marker
The Clanton Hideout Marker is on the rear of this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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