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Clayton in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rabbit Ear Mountain

 
 
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Inscription. These two striking mounds were the first features to become visible to Santa Fe Trail traffic crossing into New Mexico from Oklahoma, and so became important landmarks for caravans. From here, traffic on this major 19th century commercial route still had about 200 miles to travel before reaching Santa Fe.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 28.063′ N, 103° 13.583′ W. Marker is in Clayton, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on U.S. 64 at milepost 428, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton NM 88415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clayton (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron Cutoff / Clayton (approx. 3.2 miles away); Black Jack Ketchum (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clayton Dinosaur Trackway (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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<i>Rear of:</i> Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker
Clayton and Rabbit Ear Mountain Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Clayton and Rabbit Ear Mountain Markers
Rabbit Ear Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
4. Rabbit Ear Mountain
View north from marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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