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Near Watrous in Mora County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Fe Trail

 
 
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Inscription. Opened by William Becknell in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the major trade route to Santa Fe from Missouri River towns. The two main branches, the Cimarron Cutoff and the Mountain Branch, joined at Watrous. Travel over the Trail ceased with the coming of the railroad in 1879.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 35° 51.936′ N, 104° 52.749′ W. Marker is near Watrous, New Mexico, in Mora County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 374, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Watrous NM 87753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Union National Monument / Santa Fe Trail ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Watrous ( approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Union National Monument ( approx. 13.1 miles away); Wagon Mound ( approx. 14 miles away).
 
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<i>Rear of:</i> Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Santa Fe Trail Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
The DAR marker is on the far right in the photo. The New Mexico State marker is on the far left under the tree.
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Santa Fe Trail Marker
1822-1879
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
Territory of New Mexico
The D.A.R - Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
6. The D.A.R - Santa Fe Trail Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2014
7. Santa Fe Trail 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 535 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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