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

Acomilla

 
 
Acomilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Acomilla Marker
Inscription. The Camino Real wound its way below the black basaltic buttes of San Acacia, seen to the southeast. Named Acomilla, or Acomita (little Acoma) by the Spanish, these buttes form the walls of a narrow passage for the Rio Grande, along which hostile Apache frequently waited in ambush. Travelers had to organize into well-armed caravans to assure their safety along this section of the Camino Real
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 34° 18.184′ N, 106° 53.379′ W. Marker is near La Joya, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 166.4, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: La Joya NM 87028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Salado Sand Dunes (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Doņa Eufemia (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Joya de Sevilleta
Rear of Acomilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of Acomilla Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 10.1 miles away); Las Nutrias (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Acomilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Acomilla Marker
El Camino Real image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. El Camino Real
New Mexico - Historic Civil Works
The Royal Road to a New World - 1598
Dedicated 1993
Acomilla Marker and El Camino Real New Mexico-Historic Civil Works Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Acomilla Marker and El Camino Real New Mexico-Historic Civil Works Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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