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Portales in Roosevelt County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Portales

Elevation 4004 ft.

 
 
Portales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Portales Marker
Inscription. Portales derives its name from the porch-like appearance of a cave entrance at nearby Portales Springs. It developed as a major peanut producing region in the early twentieth century, after the Pecos Valley Railroad opened the area for commercial agricultural development. Eastern New Mexico University was founded here in 1934.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 10.764′ N, 103° 20.956′ W. Marker is in Portales, New Mexico, in Roosevelt County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 and University Place, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portales NM 88130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern New Mexico University (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portales (approx. 2.5 miles away); Rose Powers White (approx. 7.5 miles away); Blackwater Draw (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of</i> Portales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Portales 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.
Portales Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Portales Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of porch like cave entrance at Portales Springs. • Can you help?
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