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

Dr. Meta L.Christy

 
 
Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker
Inscription. Side A:
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.

Side B:
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° 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.
<i>Side B: </i>Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Side B: Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); YMCA Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine No. 1129 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isidor Sternís “Famous” Dry Good Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. (approx. ĺ 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 AmericansNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Dr. Meta L.Christy Marker
Dr. Meta L.Christy image. Click for full size.
1921
4. Dr. Meta L.Christy
Graduation photo - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
 
 
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 989 times since then and 128 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.
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