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

Three Rivers Petroglyphs

 
 
Three Rivers Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Three Rivers Petroglyphs Marker
Inscription. Three miles to the east is a mile-long array of pictures pecked into the solid rock walls of a volcanic ridge. They include both geometric and animal forms. They were likely made by prehistoric Mogollón Indians between ca. A.D. 1000 and 1400.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 19.325′ N, 106° 4.694′ W. Marker was near Tularosa, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 54 at milepost 96.6 and County Road B030, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 54. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tularosa NM 88352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (a few steps from this marker); Three Rivers (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was removed and replaced by the "Nearby Marker" with the name Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
<i>Back of</i> Three Rivers Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Three Rivers Petroglyphs 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.
Three Rivers Petroglyphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Three Rivers Petroglyphs Marker
Three Rivers Petroglyph image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2008
4. Three Rivers Petroglyph
This image is probably the most known and photographed at Three Rivers. The body of this bighorn sheep is filled with a Mimbres-style geometric design and is pierced by three arrows.
 
 
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 665 times since then and 59 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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