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

Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry

 
 
Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
1. Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry Marker
Inscription. Albert Jennings Fountain was a Civil War veteran, New Mexico legislator and prominent lawyer. On February 1, 1896, Fountain and his eight-year-old son, Henry, were traveling home to Mesilla from Lincoln. They carried grand jury indictments against cattle rustlers. Both disappeared at Chalk Hill, and their bodies were never found. In 1899 Oliver Lee and James Gililland were tried for their murder. Both were acquitted.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 31.052′ N, 106° 22.54′ W. Marker is near Alamagordo, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 178, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamogordo NM 88310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Sands Missile Range (approx. 10.9 miles away); Nike Hercules Missile (approx. 12.6 miles away); San Augustín Pass (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Murders Most Foul. An article by Jay W. Sharp detailing the disappearance of Albert Fountain. (Submitted on August 20, 2011.) 
 
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<i>Back of</i> Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
2. Back of Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry 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.
Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 25, 2011
3. Disappearance of Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry Marker
View east on US-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 722 times since then and 69 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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