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

Vásquez de Coronado’s Route

 
 
Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker
Inscription. In 1541 an expedition from the army of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, New Mexico’s first explorer, marched south 80 leagues to investigate the pueblos along the lower Río Grande. The group reached that part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, now covered by Elephant Butte Lake, where the river disappeared underground.
 
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° 37.264′ N, 107° 8.271′ W. Marker is near Socorro, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 114, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Craig (here, next to this marker); Women of the Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Paraje De Fra Cristobal (within shouting distance of this marker); Espejo's Expedition (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Rear of Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker
a different marker also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig Rest Area (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker is on the right image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Vásquez de Coronado’s Route Marker is on the right
 
 
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 651 times since then and 48 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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