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

The Clanton Hideout

 
 
The Clanton Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. The Clanton Hideout Marker
Inscription. The infamous Clanton Gang had two crude dugouts here in the 1880s that served as hideouts and a base for wide-ranging outlaw activities, particularly in connection with the Curly Bill Gang’s depredations along the Smugglers’ Trail that passed by here. Old Man Clanton was ambushed below the border in revenge for a Skeleton Canyon massacre.
 
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 left when traveling north 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. Smugglers’ Trail (here, next to this marker); Playas Siding (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. The Clanton Gang
The Clanton Gang was also known as “The Cowboys” by the locals in the Arizona Territory.

The Clanton’s arrived in the Arizona Territory in 1878. They first undertook ranching and freighting, but by 1873 they were involved in outlaw activities, including cattle rustling, stage robberies, ambushing
The Clanton Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. The Clanton Hideout Marker
The Smuggler's Trail Marker is on the rear of this marker.
teamsters and murder. With Newman Hayes “Old Man” Clanton at the helm, the Clanton family, with their neighbors - the McLaury’s, and several ranch hands, controlled the territory from Tombstone, Arizona to the Animas Valley in New Mexico. Their activities were unchallenged until the arrival of the Earp brothers to Tombstone. Their confrontations eventually led to the famous “Shoot Out at the O.K. Corral”
    — Submitted November 12, 2010.

 
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The Clanton Hideout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. The Clanton Hideout Marker
View north along Hwy 338.
Newman Hayes "Old Man" Clanton image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, circa 1880's
4. Newman Hayes "Old Man" Clanton
 
 
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 893 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 12, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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