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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Albuquerque

On the Camino Real

 

—Population 331,767 ~ Elevation 5,310 —

 
Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, May 27, 2015
1. Albuquerque Marker
Inscription. Spanish settlers had lived here before the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, but the area was resettled when the "Villa de Alburquerque" was founded in 1706. In addition to promoting colonization, the new town was intended to provide protection from attacks by Indians in Rio Abajo, or lower Rio Grande Valley.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 3.922′ N, 106° 46.449′ W. Marker was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker was on Central Avenue (U.S. 66) 0.7 miles east of Paseo Del Volcan Road SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old Armijo School (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Town History (approx. 6.2 miles away); San Felipe de Alburquerque (approx. 6.3 miles away); Skirmish of Albuquerque (approx. 6.3 miles away); San Felipe De Neri (approx. 6.3 miles away); In This Plaza Were Enacted
Albuquerque Marker, rear image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, May 27, 2015
2. Albuquerque Marker, rear
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mountain Howitzers (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
More about this marker. The dates on the two pictures indicate the decaying marker was removed sometime between April 8th and May 24, 2008.
 
Also see . . .  The Founding of Alburquerque. Alburquerque Official City Website. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Route 66
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard L Farmer, April 8, 2008
3. Albuquerque Marker
Before the marker was removed the plaque was in decaying state and the text barely readable.
Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard L Farmer, May 24, 2008
4. Albuquerque Marker
The (missing) marker as it appeared in 2008.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Richard L Farmer of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Richard L Farmer of Albuquerque, New Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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