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Tijeras in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tijeras Canyon

 
 
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By Maribeth Robison, May 11, 2013
1. Tijeras Canyon Marker
Inscription. The pass between the Sandia and Manzano Mountains has been a natural route of travel between eastern New Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley since pre-historic times. Known as Caņon de Carnué in the spanish colonial period it takes it's present name from the villiage of Tijeras, Spanish for "scissors".
 
Location. 35° 4.821′ N, 106° 23.223′ W. Marker is in Tijeras, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 333 and State Road 337 on State Road 333. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tijeras NM 87059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taco Park (approx. 10.9 miles away); Doņa Dolores “Lola” Chávez de Armijo (approx. 11 miles away).
 
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Tijeras Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, May 11, 2013
2. Tijeras Canyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico.   2. submitted on April 2, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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