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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Valdo in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Paraje de los Brazitos

 
 
Paraje de los Brazitos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Paraje de los Brazitos Marker
Inscription. Here the Camino Real between Santa Fe and El Paso passed along the eastern bank of the Rio Grande near a brazito, or small branch of the river that created a small island. At this paraje, or stopping place, American troops defeated a Mexican Army force on Christmas Day, 1846, in what was the only pitched battle of the Mexican War fought in present-day New Mexico.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 7.097′ N, 106° 40.046′ W. Marker is near Valdo, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 478 and State Road 227, on the left when traveling north on State Road 478. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vado NM 88072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition (approx. 9.2 miles away); Oñate’s Route (approx. 9.2 miles away); Brazito Battlefield (approx. 9.2 miles away); El Paso (approx. 10.6 miles away in Texas); Texas (approx. 10.6 miles away in Texas); María Gutiérrez Spencer (approx. 12.4 miles away); Miller Field Gates (approx. 12.5 miles away); The Historic Green Bridge (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Rear of Paraje de los Brazitos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Rear of Paraje de los Brazitos Marker
Paraje de los Brazitos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. Paraje de los Brazitos Marker
View north on highway 478.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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