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Alamogordo in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dog Canyon

(Cañon Del Perro)

 
 
Dog Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, March 30, 2013
1. Dog Canyon Marker
Inscription. For the Mescalero Apache, Dog Canyon was a favorite camping area and trail through the Sacramento Mountains. It was the scene of several battles in the 19th century. In 1863 a group of Mescaleros was attacked by soldiers, and the survivors were sent to the Bosque Redondo Reservation.
 
Location. 32° 44.566′ N, 105° 59.301′ W. Marker is in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 54 and Dog Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south on State Road 54. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamogordo NM 88310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commission for the Blind Orientation Center (approx. 10.6 miles away); New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
Dog Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
2. Dog Canyon Marker
Dog Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, March 30, 2013
3. Dog Canyon Marker
Rear of Dog Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
4. Rear of Dog Canyon Marker
Sacramento Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
5. Sacramento Mountains
View east from marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   2. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on April 1, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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