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Truth or Consequences in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Truth or Consequences

Population 7,289 – Elevation 4,576

 
 
Truth or Consequences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Truth or Consequences Marker
Inscription. In 1581, Capitán Francisco Sánchez Chamuscado took possession of this region for the King of Spain, naming it the Province of San Felipe. Significant European settlement of the area, however, did not occur until the mid-1800s. Once called Hot Springs because of its curative natural hot springs. "T or C" in 1950 took its present name from Ralph Edwards' radio program.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 33° 7.141′ N, 107° 17.185′ W. Marker is in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on South Broadway Street 0.7 miles east of Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truth or Consequences NM 87901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elephant Butte Lake State Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Truth or Consequences (approx. 2.8 miles away);
rear of Truth or Consequences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Truth or Consequences Marker
Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 6 miles away); Caballo Mountains (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Truth or Consequences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Truth or Consequences Marker
View east on S. Broadway Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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