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Near Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Augustín Pass

 
 
San Augustín Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. San Augustín Pass Marker
Inscription. Divide between the Tularosa Basin to the east and Jornada del Muerto to the west, cut between the Organ Mountains to the south and the San Augustín-San Andrés Mountains to the north. White gypsum sands glisten to the northeast. Roadcuts in Tertiary monzonite. Organ mines yielded copper, lead, silver, gold, zinc, and fluorite. Elevation 5,710 feet.
 
Location. 32° 25.495′ N, 106° 33.917′ W. Marker is near Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 178, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nike Hercules Missile (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of San Agustín Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); White Sands Missile Range (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pat Garrett Murder Site (approx. 10.1 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 12.5 miles away); America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 12.5 miles away); The Historic Green Bridge (approx. 12.6 miles away); Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
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Rear of San Augustín Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of San Augustín Pass Marker
San Augustín Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. San Augustín Pass Marker
 
 
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 826 times since then and 93 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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