Anthony in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Butterﬁeld Trail/Espejo's Expedition
/On the Camino Real
Trying to locate two Franciscan friars, Antonio de Espejo in 1582 led an expedition up the Rio Grande near here. The two friars had remained among the Tiwa Indians near Bernalillo after the Rodríguez-Sánchez Chamuscado expedition returned to Mexico in 1581. When he reached the Tiwas in 1583, Espejo learned that the missionairies were dead.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 32° 0.389′ N, 106° 34.901′ W. Marker is in Anthony, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10. Touch for map. Located off Northbound I-10. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony NM 88021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brazito Battlefield (here, Oñate’s Route (a few steps from this marker); El Paso (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Texas (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Paraje de los Brazitos (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 10.1 miles away in Texas); Mexican War Refugee Camp (approx. 15.6 miles away in Texas); "General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Flagpole" (approx. 15.6 miles away in Texas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anthony.
More about this marker. One of three markers in front of the Visitor Center.
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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