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

Fort Union National Monument

1851-1891

 

—18 Miles —

 
Fort Union National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Fort Union National Monument Marker
Inscription. Once the largest post in the Southwest, Fort Union was established to control the Jicarilla Apaches and Utes, to protect the Santa Fe Trail, and to serve as a supply depot for other New Mexico forts. The arrival of the railroad and the pacification of the region led to its abandonment in 1891.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 35° 44′ N, 105° 2.717′ W. Marker is near Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 360, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watrous (approx. 4.5 miles away); Hermit’s Peak (approx. 11.3 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 11.9 miles away); Strike Valleys (approx. 12.3 miles away); Engine No. 1129 (approx. 12.8 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 13.1 miles away); Dr. Meta L.Christy (approx. 13.3 miles away); City Hall (approx. 13.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Also see . . .
Fort Union National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
2. Fort Union National Monument Marker
It appears that the marker has been replaced.
 A Fort for a Young America. NPS - Fort Union website with photos and links to additional information. (Submitted on May 15, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
<i>Reat of:</i> Fort Union National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Reat of: Fort Union National Monument Marker
Fort Union National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
4. Fort Union National Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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