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

Tularosa

 
 
Tularosa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Tularosa Marker
Inscription. The Tularosa Basin has been occupied by Indian groups for thousands of years. The first Hispanic settlers moved here from the Rio Grande Valley in 1862. Anglo settlers and cattlemen began moving into the region in the 1870s. The original 1862 townsite has been designated a State and National Historic District. Tularosa appears as "Oasis" in the novels of Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 3.501′ N, 106° 0.835′ W. Marker is in Tularosa, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 54 at milepost 78, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tularosa NM 88352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Luz (approx. 6.1 miles away); Round Mountain (approx. 9.7 miles away); New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (approx. 10.5 miles away); Commission for the Blind Orientation Center (approx. 11.8 miles away); Blazerís Mill (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of</i> Tularosa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Tularosa 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.
Tularosa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Tularosa Marker
View north on US 54/70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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