Taos in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Population 3369 — Elevation 6983 ft.
Location. 36° 23.672′ N, 105° 34.792′ W. Marker is in Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is on Paseo del Pueblo Sur (State Road 68) east of Paseo del Cañon East (State Road 585), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taos NM 87571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ledoux Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); Padre Antonio José Martínez (approx. 0.9 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Taos (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Taos Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); Don Fernando de Taos Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Taos (approx. 2.9 miles away); San Francisco de Asis Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taos.
Also see . . .
1. Mountain Man Wikipedia Entry.
“Kit Carson (1809–1868) achieved notability for his later exploits, but he got his start and gained some recognition as a trapper. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led ‘the Pathfinder’ through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont. Stories of his life as a mountain man turned him into a frontier hero-figure: the prototypical mountain man of his time.” (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
2. Taos Revolt (1847 insurrection) Wikipedia entry. “The Taos Revolt was a popular insurrection (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
3. Charles Bent Wikipedia Entry. “Charles Bent (1799–1847) was appointed as the first civilian Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory by military Governor Stephen Watts Kearny in September 1846. Bent had been working as a fur trader in the region since 1828, with his younger brother William and later partner Ceran St. Vrain. Though his office was in Santa Fe, Bent maintained his residence and a store in Taos. On January 19, 1847, he was scalped and killed by Pueblo attackers during the Taos Revolt.” (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
4. Taos Art Colony - Wikipedia Entry. “In 1898 a visit of Bert Geer Phillips and Ernest L. Blumenschein to Taos, New Mexico was one of the first steps in the creation of the Taos art colony and the Taos Society of Artists. In addition to the attention brought by the Taos Society of Artists, Mabel Dodge Luhan was instrumental in (Submitted on July 4, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Taos Revolt of 1847
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.