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San Miguel County New Mexico Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
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New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — City Hall1892
John Hill was the "supervising architect" using a Kirchner & Kirchner design. Built during a surge of civic improvements in New Town which included sidewalks, parks, and schools. Said to be the first municipal building in New Mexico. The structure . . . — Map (db m45890) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Dr. Meta L.Christy
Side A: Meta L. Christy, DO, is recognized by the American Osteopathic Association as the first black osteopath. Dr. Christy graduated in 1921 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as its first black graduate. The College . . . — Map (db m45889) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — E. Romero Hose & Fire Co.1909
Design by E.W. Hart • Built by M. M. Sundt Named for Las Vegas’s first mayor, merchant, and benefactor, Don Eugenio Romero. The Fire Company was formed in 1882 and continued in service as a volunteer organization until 2003. Throughout that . . . — Map (db m64894) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Engine No. 1129
The Engine was built for the Santa Fe Railroad Co. by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, in 1902 & used in regular service on various divisions of the Santa Fe Railroad in New Mexico, for 51 years. It's last trip in railroad service ended in Belen, . . . — Map (db m45888) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Fort Union National Monument1851-1891 — 18 Miles
Once the largest post in the Southwest, Fort Union was established to control the Jicarilla Apaches and Utes, to protect the Santa Fe Trail, and to serve as a supply depot for other New Mexico forts. The arrival of the railroad and the pacification . . . — Map (db m55197) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Hogbacks
Interstate 25 cuts through dipping strata that form hogback ridges between the Great Plains and the south end of the Rocky Mountains. The Santa Fe Trail from here to Santa Fe, followed a natural valley eroded in less resistant strata between the . . . — Map (db m55196) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Isidor Stern’s “Famous” Dry Good Store1881
“Don Luis” Stern’s trademark slogan was “La Tienda Barata”—or the inexpensive shop. Later the site of the West Las Vegas Town Hall and jail. The cells still exist in the rear of the building. — Map (db m64897) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Las VegasPopulation 16,507 - Elevation 6,470
Las Vegas served as an important stop on the Santa Fe Trail and later as a major railroad center. Here General Kearny announced the annexation of New Mexico by the U.S. in 1846. In 1862, during the Confederate occupation of Santa Fe, Las Vegas . . . — Map (db m45887) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — Plaza Hotel1882
Architect: Charles Wheelock • Contractor: John Bennett Wooten Built by a consortium led by Benigno Romero and Jean Pendaries to replace the two-story Territorial Style adobe Las Vegas Hotel. — Map (db m64925) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Las Vegas — YMCA Building1905
Built by M.M. Sundt Architects: Issac H. & William M. Rapp The YMCA was organized in Las Vegas in 1900 with Attorney A.T. Rogers as president. The "Y" flourished for two decades before closing in 1924. The building then served as the Las Vegas . . . — Map (db m45891) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Pecos — Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post
Built in 1810 — Map (db m65857) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Pecos — 203 — Pecos National Historical Park
Front: Humans have inhabited the Pecos Valley for at least 12,000 years. The fifteenth century Towa-speaking trading pueblo, Cicuyé, had over 2,000 inhabitants. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Franciscan churches were built . . . — Map (db m119913) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Pecos — Pecos Pueblo Mission
The largest of the mission churches at Pecos Pueblo, ca. 1625 La Iglesia mas grande de la mission de Pecos, ca. 1625 — Map (db m60272) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Pecos — San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church
This is one of the finest surviving examples of Bishop Lamy's French-inspired gothic architecture in New Mexico. Completed in 1906, it is constructed of locally quarried stone instead of traditional adobe. Among its adornments is a painting of . . . — Map (db m66172) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Pecos — St. Anthony's Catholic Church War Memorial
For the Glory of God and Country These died in World War II Martin Quintana Jr. Ernesto Ortiz Pablo V. Roybal "They died that we may live in peace" — Map (db m66205) WM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Sapello — Hermit’s PeakElevation– 10,212
From 1863 to 1867, this mountain was the home of Juan Maria Agostini, an Italian penitent who lived there as a hermit, carving crucifixes and religious emblems which he traded for food. Leaving this area, he moved to the Organ Mountains, in southern . . . — Map (db m73309) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Sapello — Strike Valleys
Between Sapello and Mora, State Road 3 follows a narrow strike valley eroded into soft shale between ridges of resistant sandstone called hogbacks, both the result of uplift of the Rocky Mountains. To the east stretch the Great Plains, and to the . . . — Map (db m73283) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Trujillo — Canadian Escarpment
Prominent landform of north-eastern New Mexico that extends for almost 100 miles between Las Vegas and Clayton. From this point, the grass-lands of the High Plains reach northwestward to the foot of the . . . — Map (db m115948) HM
New Mexico (San Miguel County), Villanueva — Villanueva State Park
Couched between high red sandstone bluffs in a beautiful valley of the Pecos River, this park is located near the picturesque Spanish colonial village of Villanueva. The park offers hiking trails with historical markers and camping/picnicking sites — Map (db m124188) HM

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