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

Edge of Plains

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Edge of Plains Marker
Inscription. Grassy plains meet pine dotted uplands in this transition from Great Plains to Basin and Range provinces. Plains to the east are capped by caliche, sand, and gravel which are deeply eroded into the underlying bedrock in places. To the west, faulting has produced alternating highlands and intermountain basins of the Basin and Range province. Elevation 6,500 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 58.843′ N, 105° 5.133′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on Interstate 40 at milepost 251, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in eastbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa NM 88435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Trail of the Forty-Niners (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Edge of Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Edge of Plains 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.
Edge of Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Edge of Plains 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 226 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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