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

Shakespeare

 
 
Shakespeare Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. Shakespeare Marker
Inscription. Located at the north end of the Pyramid Mountains, near the old stage stop at Mexican Springs, Shakespeare was first known as Pyramid Station. Later named Ralston, a diamond swindle caused its collapse in 1874. The town was revived as Shakespeare in 1879, named for the Shakespeare silver mining company, but the economic depression of 1893 closed the mines and made it a ghost town.
 
Location. 32° 21.15′ N, 108° 44.583′ W. Marker is in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 20. Touch for map. Marker is at the Lordsburg Visitor Center, in the passageway to the right of the visitor center entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Lordsburg NM 88045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lordsburg (here, next to this marker); Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women of Shakespeare (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp Lordsburg (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Shakespeare Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. Shakespeare Marker
Marker is in the passageway to the right of the visitor center entrance.
Lordsburg Visitor Center, NM image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 20, 2010
3. Lordsburg Visitor Center, NM
Shakespeare Marker is in the passageway to the right of the visitor center entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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