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Annexation of New Mexico

 
 
Annexation of New Mexico Marker (top) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Annexation of New Mexico Marker (top)
Inscription.
In this plaza
Gen. S. W. Kearney, U.S.A.
proclaimed the peaceable
annexation of New Mexico.
Aug. 19, 1846.

 
Erected 1901 by Sunshine Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 41.258′ N, 105° 56.292′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of East Palace Avenue and Old Santa Fe Trail, on the left when traveling west on East Palace Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the northeast corner of Santa Fe Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Palacio Real (here, next to this marker); Site of Santa Fes First Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); End of Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60
Annexation of New Mexico Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. Annexation of New Mexico Marker (front)
"We come as friends to make you a part of the Republic of the United States."

"In our government all men are equal."

"Every man has a right to serve God according to his heart."
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Spitz Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mexican-American War. Wikipedia article on the Mexican-American War providing the context for the "annexation" described on the marker. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Stephen W. Kearny. Both spellings -- Kearny and Kearney -- are found in historical sources. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationWar, Mexican-American
 
Annexation of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Annexation of New Mexico Marker
Annexation of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
4. Annexation of New Mexico Marker
Annexation of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 16, 2013
5. Annexation of New Mexico Marker
View from rear of the marker, looking north across the street to the Palace of the Governors, site of the Santa Fe Indian Market.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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