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

Truth or Consequences

Elevation 4,576 ft.

 
 
Truth or Consequences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Truth or Consequences Marker
Inscription. In 1581, Capitan Franciso Sanchez Chamuscado took possession of this region for the King of Spain naming it Ojo de Zoquete (mud spring) in the province of San Felipe. Native Americans first used these springs for healing; in early 20th century, European-Americans setteled here and named it Hot Springs. Truth or Consequences ("T or C") took its present name in 1951 in response to a contest from Ralph Edwards' popular 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° 8.696′ N, 107° 14.919′ W. Marker is in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on North Date Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 North Date Street, Truth or Consequences NM 87901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elephant Butte Lake State Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Truth or Consequences
Rear of Truth or Consequences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Truth or Consequences Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 3.4 miles away); Caballo Mountains (approx. 13.8 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 north on N. Date 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 379 times since then and 62 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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