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Mescalero in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sierra Blanca

 
 
Sierra Blanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Sierra Blanca Marker
Inscription. Sierra Blanca, a complex ancient volcano, rises more than 7,300 feet above Tularosa Basin to peak at 12,003 feet. Vertical geologic movement between ranges and basin is about 2 miles. San Andrés Mountains on the west side of Tularosa Basin are uplifted on east side and tilted westward. Elevation 4,670 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 14.868′ N, 105° 41.631′ W. Marker is in Mescalero, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 253.5, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mescalero NM 88340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lozen, Little Sister (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Dowlin Mill (approx. 8.9 miles away); Blazer’s Mill (approx. 10.1 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 13 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker text says 'Elevation 4,670 feet'. My GPS recorded 7373 feet at the marker.
 
Categories. Environment
 
<i>Back of</i> Sierra Blanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Sierra Blanca Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Sierra Blanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Sierra Blanca Marker
Sierra Blanca image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
4. Sierra Blanca
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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