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

Paraje De Fra Cristobal

 
 
Paraje De Fra Cristobal Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Paraje De Fra Cristobal Marker
Inscription. The mountain range seen along the east bank of the Rio Grande is named after Father Cristobal de Salazar of the 1598 Juan de Onate expedition. The northern edge of the twenty-one mile range is said to resemble the profile of the good friar. This paraje, or encampment, was a place of rest for caravans on the Camino Real as they entered or exited the Jornada del Muerto.
 
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° 37.351′ N, 107° 8.325′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from CanAm Highway (Interstate 25 at milepost 113) 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. Fort Craig Rest Area (here, next to this marker); Espejo's Expedition (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal
Wide view of the Paraje De Fra Cristobal Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Paraje De Fra Cristobal Marker
Of the three markers, the Paraje De Fra Cristobal marker is in the center.
(about 600 feet away, measured 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. Paraje (De Fra Cristobal): Investigations of a Territorial Period Hispanic Village Site. A Thesis by Douglas Kevin Boyd (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. New Mexico Geological Society: Geology of the Fra Cristobal, South-Central New Mexico. By Eric P. Nelson (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Fra Cristobal Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Fra Cristobal Mountains
 
 
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 358 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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