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Near Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bottomless Lakes State Park

 
 
Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker
Inscription. When 19th Century cowboys attempted to measure these lakes by tying lariats together, they found no bottom and declared the lakes “bottomless.” Today we know these sinkholes, formed by collapsed salt and gypsum deposits, are 17 to 90 feet in depth. The park was established in 1933 as New Mexico's first state park.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 23.971′ N, 104° 20.795′ W. Marker is near Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 165, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louise Massey Mabie (1902-1983) (within shouting distance of this marker); Goodnight-Loving Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roswell (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 9.9 miles away); Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (approx. 10.1 miles away); Chaves County Court House (approx. 10.1 miles away); Justice in the Wild West (approx. 10.1 miles away); Chaves County Gulf War Monument (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
<i>Back of </i> Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Back of Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Bottomless Lakes State Park Marker
Louise Massey Mabie Marker is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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