Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Making A Monument
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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (here, next to this marker); 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); Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.8 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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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 248 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.