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Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Las Vegas

Population 16,507 - Elevation 6,470

 
 
Las Vegas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Las Vegas Marker
Inscription.
Las Vegas served as an important stop on the Santa Fe Trail and later as a major railroad center. Here General Kearny announced the annexation of New Mexico by the U.S. in 1846. In 1862, during the Confederate occupation of Santa Fe, Las Vegas served as a Territorial capital. New Mexico Highlands University was established here in 1893.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 35° 37.298′ N, 105° 12.35′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is at the intersection of North Grand Avenue (U.S. 85) and Legion Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at entrance to Comfort Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 North Grand Avenue, Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine No. 1129 (approx. one mile away); Dr. Meta L.Christy (approx. 1.7 miles away); City Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 1.9 miles
<i>Back of</i> Las Vegas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Las Vegas Marker
away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 2.2 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Plaza Hotel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hogbacks (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Regarding Las Vegas. In 1910 the Daughters of the American Revolution placed 18 markers in New Mexico along the Santa Fe Trail from Raton Pass, on the Colorado/New Mexico border, to the "End of the Trail" in the Santa Fe Plaza. One of these markers was placed in Las Vegas at the south side of Las Vegas Plaza Park (35° 35.563′ N, 105° 13.612′ W.) The park is located at 230 Plaza Park (State Route 65).
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Las Vegas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Las Vegas Marker
Las Vegas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
4. Las Vegas Marker
The Santa Fe Trail D.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. The Santa Fe Trail D.A.R. Marker
The Sante Fe Trail
1822-1879
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
Territory of New Mexico
1910
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
6. Santa Fe Trail Marker
At Plaza Park
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
7. Santa Fe Trail Marker
At Plaza Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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