Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Miller Field Gates
There are three markers mounted on The Gates
The Agricultural Experiment Station
the Genesis of NMSU research
donates this plaque
September 2, 1988
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act of 1862 designating a grant of public land in every state or territory for the creation of an institution of higher learning emphasizing agriculture and the mechanical arts. When the federal government passed the Hatch Act of 1887, providing $15,000 to each land grant institution
The Rodey Act of the New Mexico Territorial Legislature of 1889 established the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station. Because of the donation of 118 acres of land by Jacob Schaublin, and the legislative efforts of Judge John R. McFie, Las Cruces was designated the site of the New Mexico land grant institution.
Total area 118 acres.
Erected 1999 by College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University.
Location. 32° 16.926′ N, 106° 45.368′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Espina Street and Horseshoe Street on Espina Street. Touch for map. Located on the campus of New Mexico State University, outside of Skeen Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900-3048 South Espina Street, Las Cruces NM 88001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. María Gutiérrez Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Doña Ana County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Doña Ana County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (approx. 2.4 miles away); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (approx. 2.4 miles away); All Servicemen and Women (approx. 2.4 miles away); Plaza de Mesilla (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
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