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Near Deming in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Road to Southern California

 
 
Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker
Inscription. Here crossed the first road to Southern California opened for wagons by Capt. Cooke, who passed here in command of the Mormon Battalion, Nov. 1846 – later it became the California Emigrant Road – from 1858-1861, the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail, St. Louis to San Francisco, the longest land mail route ever attempted-
 
Erected 1933 by the Butterfield Trail Chapter D A R – Deming, N.M.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mormon Battalion marker series.
 
Location. 32° 29.533′ N, 107° 58.45′ W. Marker is near Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 at milepost 145 and Butterfield Trail, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deming NM 88030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlotta Thompkins Thurmond (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Rocks State Park (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, Mexican-American
 
First Road to Southern California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
2. First Road to Southern California Marker
View north on highway US-180.
Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker
Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
4. Here crossed the first road to Southern California Marker
The Butterfield Trail is through the gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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