Near Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dońa Dolores “Lola” Chávez de Armijo
—New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative —
In 1912, State Librarian Lola Chávez de Armijo filed a gender discrimination law suit after the governor sought to replace her by court order, claiming that as a woman, she was unqualified to hold office under the constitution and laws of New Mexico. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in her favor and legislation followed, thereafter allowing women to hold appointed office.
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 35° 12.043′ N, 106° 30.864′ W. Marker is near Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is on Tramway Road NE (State Road 556 at milepost 5.6), half a mile west of Federal Road 333, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87122, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Alameda (approx. 5.4 miles away); Corrales (approx. 6.1 miles away); Iglesia de San Ysidro (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 7 miles away); Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995) (approx. 7.1 miles away); Las Placitas (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tiguex Province (approx. 7.8 miles away); Women Veterans of New Mexico (approx. 8 miles away).
Categories. • Notable Persons • Women •
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