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Tierra Amarilla in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Lowell

 
 
Fort Lowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, June 8, 2014
1. Fort Lowell Marker
Inscription. Fort Lowell was established in 1866 to protect the Tierra Amarilla area settlements from the Southern Utes. Originally named Camp Plummer this post was garrisoned by a detachment of New Mexico Volunteers, some of whose descendants live in the area. The Fort was abandoned in 1869 and its log or "fuerte" buildings sold to local residents.
 
Location. 36° 43.238′ N, 106° 33.819′ W. Marker is in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Highway 84/64 (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tierra Amarilla NM 87575, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tierra Amarilla (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chama (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named Chama (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort Lowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, June 8, 2014
2. Fort Lowell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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