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Near El Rito in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Rito

 
 
El Rito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
1. El Rito Marker
Inscription.
Tewa people lived in this area before
the village of El Rito Colorado was
settled in the 1830s by residents from the
Abiquiú area. The Territorial Legislature
of 1909 established the Spanish-American
Normal School here to train teachers for
northern New Mexico schools. El Rito
has evolved into a vibrant art community
while retaining its agricultural roots.
 
Location. 36° 19.929′ N, 106° 11.334′ W. Marker is near El Rito, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on State Road 554 at milepost 11, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. When approaching El Rito on Route 554 from U.S. 84, marker is on a pull out on the right before arriving at El Rito. Marker is in this post office area: El Rito NM 87530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named El Rito (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Cruz (approx. 8.1 miles away); Abiquiú (approx. 11.2 miles away); Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 11.7 miles away); Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 12.8 miles away); Red Rocks (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
El Rito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
2. El Rito Marker
This view is south. The main marker face faces north, towards town.
This particular El Rito official scenic historic marker is not listed in either David Pike’s 2004 Roadside New Mexico or the Archuleta and Holden’s 2004 Traveling New Mexico guides to New Mexico historical markers.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Reverse of El Rito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2013
3. Reverse of El Rito Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Replacement photos and corrected text transcription when graffiti has been removed • Can you help?
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