Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Driving thousands of sheep, pigs, goats, cattle, mules and horses before them, men, women, and children overcame the hardships of the next seven months on the jornada. Scouts wandered far ahead of the wagon train searching for a route with adequate water and pasturage. For months on end, the desert air resounded with sharp cracks from whips of drovers who pushed the caravan farther into the tierra adentro. In late April, as they approached the Rio Grande near a place they called El Paso, light snow fell and a cool wind swept the Chihuahuan desert.
By mid-June, the Spanish frontiersmen had reached Socorro, where, in need of food, they traded with the Pueblo of Teypana. Slowly, their carretas rolled northward, passing through the valley of present-day Albuquerque, along the route that became El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, which originated in Mexico City.
Over seventy-five miles
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 35° 5.878′ N, 106° 40.046′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road NW and 19th Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Mountain Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cuarto Centenario Memorial (here, next to this marker); Founding Women of Albuquerque (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dominguez y Escalante Expedition (about 600 feet away); Albuquerque (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes Mountain Howitzers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casa de Armijo (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Felipe De Neri (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
Also see . . . Explanantion of Main Figures of La Jornada Sculpture Group. From the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Preservation League (Submitted on January 6, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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