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De Baca County New Mexico Historical Markers

 
<i>Back of </i> Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
Back of Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation Marker
New Mexico (De Baca County), Fort Sumner — Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation(Old Fort Sumner, 1862 – 1869)
The U.S. Army established Fort Sumner in 1862 as a supply and control point for the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. About 10,000 Navajo were forcibly relocated from the Four-Corners Region during the tragic march known as the Long Walk. About 500 . . . — Map (db m73718) HM
New Mexico (De Baca County), Fort Sumner — Fort Sumner
Population 1,250 – Elevation 4,028 ft. Named for the fort built in 1862 to guard the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation, the town of Fort Sumner grew out of settlements clustering around the Maxwell family properties. It moved to its . . . — Map (db m73721) HM
New Mexico (De Baca County), Fort Sumner — Fort Sumner
Population 1,250 – Elevation 4,028 ft. Named for the fort built in 1862 to guard the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation, the town of Fort Sumner grew out of settlements clustering around the Maxwell family properties. It moved to its . . . — Map (db m73722) HM
New Mexico (De Baca County), Fort Sumner — Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell
A native of Kaskaskia, Ill, a fur trader and trapper who by industry, good fortune and trading became sole owner in 1864 of the largest single tract of land owned by any one individual in the United States. Maxwell founded the First National Bank . . . — Map (db m73719) HM
New Mexico (De Baca County), Fort Sumner — Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave
Fort Sumner was established in 1862 to guard the Navajo and Apaches on the Bosque Redondo reservation. It was discontinued as a military post in 1868 and the buildings and site sold to Lucien B. Maxwell. William "Billy the Kid" Bonney was killed . . . — Map (db m73713) HM

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