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Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Craig Rest Area

 
 
Fort Craig Rest Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Fort Craig Rest Area Marker
Inscription. Fort Craig is on alluvial gravelly sands, derived from the mountains to the west, sloping toward Rio Grande to east. Magdalena Mountains to northwest and San Mateo Mountains to west are mainly thick piles of volcanic rocks. San Andres Mountains on southwest horizon are of older limestones an shales. Elevation 4,810 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 33° 37.352′ N, 107° 8.324′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from CanAm Highway (Interstate 25 at milepost 113), 1.2 miles south of State Road 107, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is southbound rest area on Interstate 25 at Mile 113. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje De Fra Cristobal (here, next to this marker); Espejo's Expedition (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal (about 600 feet away, measured
Wide view of the Fort Craig Rest Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Fort Craig Rest Area Marker
Of the three markers, the Fort Craig Rest Area marker is the on the right hand side.
in a direct line); Women of the Camino Real (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig (about 600 feet away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Lady on the Mountain - History, Folklore and Geology of Magdalena Peak. Her regal gaze has overseen the arrival and departure of countless centuries, the seemingly endless activities of humankind, the comings and goings of their enterprises and developments. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook: Stratigraphy of the San Andres Mountains in South-Central NM. By Frank E. Kottlowski, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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