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<i>Back of</i> Blackwater Draw Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
Back of Blackwater Draw Marker
New Mexico (Roosevelt County), Portales — Blackwater Draw
Blackwater Draw consists of several important archaeological sites that have yielded much information about the big-game hunting way of life. Some of the animals that were hunted, like the mammoth, are long extinct. Eastern New Mexico University's . . . — Map (db m56114) HM
New Mexico (Roosevelt County), Portales — Eastern New Mexico University
This university was established at Portales in 1927 by the State Legislature as the Eastern New Mexico Normal School. It opened for the 1934-35 School year with 274 students. Originally established to train teachers for rural schools, Eastern now . . . — Map (db m56118) HM
New Mexico (Roosevelt County), Portales — PortalesPopulation 9940 - Elevation 4004 ft.
Portales derives its name from the porch-like appearance of a cave entrance at nearby Portales Springs. It developed as a major peanut producing region in the early twentieth century, after the Pecos Valley Railroad opened the area for commercial . . . — Map (db m56117) HM
New Mexico (Roosevelt County), Portales — PortalesElevation 4004 ft.
Portales derives its name from the porch-like appearance of a cave entrance at nearby Portales Springs. It developed as a major peanut producing region in the early twentieth century, after the Pecos Valley Railroad opened the area for commercial . . . — Map (db m56120) HM
New Mexico (Roosevelt County), Portales — Rose Powers White(1894-1969) — Guardian of History
This is a two sided marker Side A: Rose Powers White worked tirelessly to compile histories of early pioneers of southeastern New Mexico. She published numerous articles and was frequently asked to lecture to organizations and . . . — Map (db m56113) HM

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