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Tucumcari in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tucumcari

Population 6,765 - Elevation 4,096

 
 
Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
1. Tucumcari Marker
Inscription. This area was troubled by both Comanches and Comancheros, New Mexicans who traded illegally with the Indians, until the military campaigns of 1874. With the coming of the railroad in 1898, the small community of Liberty, eight miles to the north, moved here to form the nucleus of Tucumcari, which was incorporated in 1908. The Rock Island-Southern Pacific Depot built in 1927 is an outstanding example of a Mission Revival style depot and recently restored.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 10.326′ N, 103° 41.624′ W. Marker is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on East Tucumcari Boulevard half a mile west of Quay Road Am, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucumcari NM 88401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tucumcari Mountain (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tucumcari (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Bascom (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named
<i>Back of</i> Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
2. Back of Tucumcari 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.
Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bascom (approx. 7.2 miles away); Black Jack Ketchum (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Tucumcari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
3. Tucumcari Marker
Tucumcari Mountain Marker is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the train depot. • Can you help?
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