Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dr. Meta L.Christy
Meta L. Christy, DO, is recognized by the American Osteopathic Association as the first black osteopath. Dr. Christy graduated in 1921 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as its first black graduate. The College gives an annual award in her name. She established her lifelong private practice with quiet dignity when there were no women physicians or osteopaths in local hospitals and few blacks in Las Vegas.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 35° 35.877′ N, 105° 12.817′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine No. 1129 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. ¾ mile away); Plaza Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hogbacks (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
Categories. • African Americans • Science & Medicine • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Patrick Pearsey of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.