Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Location. 36° 12.574′ N, 106° 19.146′ W. Marker is in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Highway 84 (U.S. 84 at milepost 211.5) near Local Road 187, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at Bode’s General Store at the entrance to the town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21196 Hwy 84, Abiquiu NM 87510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 3.7 miles away); Red Rocks (approx. 3.7 miles away); Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 8 miles away); El Rito (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named El Rito (approx. 11.3 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 11.8 miles away); Coelophysis Quarry (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry (Submitted on April 24, 2014.)
2. Bode’s General Store. “Martin Bode, our namesake, was a fresh immigrant visiting a family member from Germany in the New Mexico Territories. He stopped by the store looking for a job and ended up the owner in 1919. The Bode family ran the store until 1994 when the current owners, Dennis and Constance Liddy, took over as keepers of a long and proud legacy as well as being one of the most popular bathroom stops between Espanola and Chama. Abiquiu was the jumping off point for The Old Spanish Trail that originated in Santa Fe as it headed north and west to Los Angeles, California during its heyday between 1830 and 1848” (Submitted on April 24, 2014.)
3. The Story of Abiquiú. Entry at NewMexicoHistory.org. “The southern boundary of the Abiquiú Genízaro Grant was the subject of a long dispute with the Vallecitos de San Antonio, or Vallecitos Grant to the south between the 1820's and 1831 when the dispute was finally settled. The primary issue was the location of the road to Navajo land. The remaining Genízaros at the pueblo almost rioted when an attempt was made to locate the road (Submitted on April 24, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 23, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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