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San Jon in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Llano Estacado

 
 
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Llano Estacado Marker
Inscription. Sediments shed from the rising mountains to the west formed the Llano Estacado, later to be bypassed by streams such as the Pecos and Canadian Rivers and left standing in bold relief with a relatively level, uneroded caprock surface. Croplands on the plain are irrigated using”fossil” water pumped from underground aquifers.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 6.418′ N, 103° 19.879′ W. Marker is in San Jon, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on State Road 469 0.4 miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jon NM 88434, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  New Mexico Office of the State Historian. As early as 1541 members of the Francisco Vázquez de Coronado expedition recorded the first European impressions of this unique geologic feature. (Submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Llano Estacado Marker
Back of Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Llano Estacado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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