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Velarde in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Velarde

On the Camino Real

 
 
Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 7, 2011
1. Velarde Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1875, this small farming community was named La Jolla. It was once famous for finely woven blankets. Here the Camino Real left the Rio Grande and followed a canyon northeast to Embudo Creek where it began a climb over the mountains to Taos.
 
Erected by New Mexico Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.414′ N, 105° 58.192′ W. Marker is in Velarde, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 68 and County Road 60, on the left when traveling north on State Road 68. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Velarde NM 87582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Grande Gaging Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 5.5 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 9.9 miles away); Esther Martinez - Poe Tswˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 9.9 miles away); Santa Cruz (approx. 9.9 miles away); Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 10 miles away); Pilar (approx. 12 miles away); Truchas (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords.
Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 18, 2013
2. Velarde Marker
Daytime photo of marker.
Taos, Rio Grande
 
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Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 7, 2011
3. Velarde Marker
Velarde image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 7, 2011
4. Velarde
Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 18, 2013
5. Velarde Marker
Backside of the marker, looking north to a canyon through which the Rio Grande and the current highway 68 run. The canyon referenced on the marker through which El Camino Real ran is off to the right.
Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 7, 2011
6. Velarde Marker
Marker reverse
Velarde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
7. Velarde Marker
View south on NM highway 68 taken at 11:30am.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   2. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   6. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   7. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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