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Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Making A Monument

 
 
Making A Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Making A Monument Marker
Inscription. The late 1800s were a time of homesteading and private acquisition of public lands. Conservationists began working to preserve some public lands like Yellowstone and Yosemite. In 1891, the General Land Office of the Department of the Interior withdrew Capulin Volcano "from settlement, entry or disposition under any of the public land laws" because it was such a perfect specimen of an extinct North American volcano.
In 1916, President Wilson issued the proclamation declaring the mountain a national monument to preserve "...a striking example of recent extinct volcanoes ..."

On September 5, 1962, Congress amended the proclamation to "... preserve the scenic and scientific integrity of Capulin Mountain National Monument.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 46.946′ N, 103° 58.343′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on Volcano Road 2.6 miles from State Road 325, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Volcano Road, Capulin NM 88414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (here, next to this marker);
Capulin Volcano National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Capulin Volcano National Monument
Grasslands Meet Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Building a Cinder Cone (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. half a mile away); Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capulin.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the National Monument. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Making A Monument photo from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Making A Monument photo from marker.
Capulin Volcano Monument entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. Capulin Volcano Monument entrance.
What is left of the volcano cone. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
5. What is left of the volcano cone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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