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

Tucumcari Mountain

 
 
Tucumcari Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
1. Tucumcari Mountain Marker
Inscription. Tucumcari Mountain has long been a landmark for travelers along the Canadian River. Pathfinder Pedro Vial mentioned it in 1793, while opening a trail between Santa Fe and St. Louis. In order to find the best route from Arkansas to California, Capt. Randolph B. Marcy led an expedition past here in 1849. The town of Tucumcari was founded in 1901 and takes its name from the mountain, which signaled people traveling Route 66 and Interstate 40 that rest was nearby.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 8.549′ N, 103° 43.492′ W. Marker is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on State Road 209 half a mile south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south. 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Bascom (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Tucumcari
<i>Back of</i> Tucumcari Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
2. Back of Tucumcari Mountain 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.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bascom (approx. 7.7 miles away); Black Jack Ketchum (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
 
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Tucumcari Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
3. Tucumcari Mountain
 
 
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 277 times since then and 57 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.
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