Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
María Gutiérrez Spencer
Advocate for Social Justice
—(1919 - 1992) —
Erected 2015 by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 32° 16.91′ N, 106° 45.357′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Espina Street and Espina Street and Horseshoe Street, on the right when traveling south 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 S. 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. Miller Field Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Doña Ana County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Doña Ana County Courthouse and Jail 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.
Also see . . . Pioneering teacher Maria Gutierrez Spencer honored with historical sign. The Las Cruces Sun-News' article (09/6/2015) article on the historical marker, including a biography of Ms. Gutiérrez-Spencer. (Submitted on October 28, 2015.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Education •
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