Pilar in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 36° 16.08′ N, 105° 47.325′ W. Marker is in Pilar, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 68 and State Road 570, on the right when traveling north on State Road 68. Touch for map. It is in the parking lot of the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor’s Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2873 North State Road 68, Penasco NM 87553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William J. Klauer (approx. 4.2 miles away); Captive Women and Children of Taos County / María Rosa Villapando, (ca. 1725-1830) (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maria Ramita Simbola Martinez "Summer Harvest" (1884-1969) (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pueblo of Picuris (approx. 6.9 miles away); Las Trampas San Francisco de Asis Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); Velarde (approx. 12 miles away); Rio Grande Gaging Station (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Cieneguilla. “A combined force of about 250 Apaches and Utes laid an ambush for the U.S. dragoons. In his report two days after the battle, Davidson stated that he ‘came upon the Apaches near Cieneguilla who at once sounded the war whoop.’ According to Private James A. Bennett (aka James Bronson), a sergeant who survived the ambush, the battle lasted about four hours. It started around 8 a.m. and ended when the dragoon regiments retreated at 12 p.m. to Ranchos de Taos.” (Submitted on April 29, 2013.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 405 times since then. Last updated on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.