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Santa Rosa in Guadalupe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Rosa

Population—2,469 - Elevation—4,620 ft.

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Santa Rosa Marker
Inscription. The Spanish explorer Antonio de Espejo passed through this area in 1583, as did Gaspar Castaņo de Sosa in 1590. Santa Rosa, the Guadalupe County seat, was laid out on the ranch of Celso Baca y Baca, a politician and rancher in the late 1800s. It was named for his wife, Doņa Rosa.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 56.877′ N, 104° 38.955′ W. Marker is in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on Route 66 0.3 miles west of Will Rogers Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa NM 88435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Santa Rosa (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Rosa (approx. 3 miles away); Puerto de Luna (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Santa Rosa 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.
Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Santa Rosa 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 217 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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