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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cibola County, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Cibola County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cibola County, NM (32) Bernalillo County, NM (135) Catron County, NM (11) McKinley County, NM (24) Sandoval County, NM (27) Socorro County, NM (38) Valencia County, NM (8) Apache County, AZ (48)  CibolaCounty(32) Cibola County (32)  BernalilloCounty(135) Bernalillo County (135)  CatronCounty(11) Catron County (11)  McKinleyCounty(24) McKinley County (24)  SandovalCounty(27) Sandoval County (27)  SocorroCounty(38) Socorro County (38)  ValenciaCounty(8) Valencia County (8)  ApacheCountyArizona(48) Apache County (48)
Grants is the county seat for Cibola County
Adjacent to Cibola County, New Mexico
      Bernalillo County (135)  
      Catron County (11)  
      McKinley County (24)  
      Sandoval County (27)  
      Socorro County (38)  
      Valencia County (8)  
      Apache County, Arizona (48)  
 
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1New Mexico (Cibola County), Cubero — Old Acoma "Sky City"
Legend describes Acoma as a "place that always was". Archeological evidence shows it has been occupied since at least the 13th century. Established on this mesa for defensive purposes, Acoma was settled by inhabitants of nearby pueblos which had . . . Map (db m36505) HM
2New Mexico (Cibola County), Cubero — Pueblo of Ácoma
Built atop a great mesa for defensive purposes, Ácoma has been continuously occupied since the 13th century. A dramatic battle between the Ácomas and Oñate's forces occurred here in 1599. The mission church of San Esteban was built between 1629 and . . . Map (db m36502) HM
3New Mexico (Cibola County), Cubero — Pueblo of Laguna
Keresan speaking refugees from Santo Domingo, Acoma, Cochiti, and other pueblos founded Laguna after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest of 1692. Named by the Spaniards for a marshy lake to the west, the pueblo still occupies its . . . Map (db m36504) HM
4New Mexico (Cibola County), Fence Lake — Fence Lake
There is a mysterious force that drives people to new lands and new frontiers. There is an abiding love for the land and newly turned soil, for young livestock and for the freedom of ownership, for the independence of spirit. This marker will remain . . . Map (db m94982)
5New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — El MalpaisNational Conservation Area — Bureau of Land Management —
Created December 31, 1987-Dedicated August 24, 1991. The El Malpais National Conservation Area (NCA) was the first area so designated by Congress in New Mexico. Congress established the NCA to conserve and protect the . . . Map (db m100422) HM
6New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — GrantsPopulation 11,451 — Elevation 6500 —
Located just north of the great lava bed known as the malpais, Grants began as a coaling station for the Santa Fe Railroad. Around 1880 it was known as Grant's Camp, after the Canadian bridge contractor Angus A. Grant. In 1950, the area's vast . . . Map (db m36472) HM
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7New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — GrantsPopulation 11,451 Elevation 6500 ft
Located just north of the great lava bed known as the malpais, Grants began as a coaling station for the Santa Fe Railroad. Around 1880 it was known as Grant's Camp, after the Canadian bridge contractor Angus A. Grant. In 1950, the area's vast . . . Map (db m36473) HM
8New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — Ice Cave & Bandera VolcanoThe Land of Fire & Ice
The Bandera Volcano rose up in volcanic fury some 10,000 years ago. The crater is approx. 1400 feet across and 800 feet deep. Bandera is one of the finest examples of an erupted volcano in the country, and one of the most accessible. An ancient lava . . . Map (db m164176) HM
9New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — Large Diameter Drill Bit
This drill bit was used at Crownpoint N.M. to drill a 10 ft. diameter shaft 2,234 ft. The drill cutters weigh 30,000 lbs. Total assembly weight is 443,000 lbs. One third of its weight was used for cutting purposes. The rest of the weight as a . . . Map (db m164162) HM
10New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — Mine Head Frame
From Nose Rock Property (Top Section Only) Donated by Phillips Uranium Company 1989Map (db m186519) HM
11New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — One Ton Mine Car
Circa Late 1880's Possibly Zuni Mountains Refurbished by L & H Steel & Clyde Cerniway 2005Map (db m186518) HM
12New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — San Rafael
San Rafael, formerly know as El Gallo, is located at a spring near the Malpais, the great lave flow to the east. The area was visited by members of Vásquez de Coronado's expedition in 1540. In 1862, it was selected as the original site of Fort . . . Map (db m36475) HM
13New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — The Caboose
The caboose, 999726, was built circa 1937 originally for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. It was donated to the Grants-Cibola County Chamber of Commerce by BNSF and many years later in 2015, the Chamber passed the caboose on to the City of Grants. . . . Map (db m186515) HM
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14New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — The Fannie Mine Hoisting Bucket(Circa 1908)
This bucket was used to retrieve gold & silver ore as well as miners from the depths of the Fannie mine at Mogollon, NM Donated by Red & Nina Waldie Family 2006Map (db m186517) HM
15New Mexico (Cibola County), Grants — Vietnam Veterans MemorialGrants, NM
Honoring the 58,249 KIA As of August 1, 2005Map (db m36474) HM
16New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — Post World War IILaguna Pueblo & Route 66
Economic Impacts Laguna, like many pueblos, had a strong and self-sufficient agricultural system well into the twentieth century. After World War II, farming and sheep herding started to decline, although some families continue these . . . Map (db m184206) HM
17New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — Pueblo of Laguna
Keresan speaking refugees from Santo Domingo, Acoma, Cochiti, and other pueblos founded Laguna after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest of 1692. Named by the Spaniards for a marshy lake to the west, the pueblo still occupies its . . . Map (db m36506) HM
18New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — Pueblo of Laguna
Keresan speaking refugees from Santo Domingo, Acoma, Cochiti, and other pueblos founded Laguna after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest of 1692. Named by the Spaniards for a marshy lake to the west, the pueblo still occupies its . . . Map (db m36521) HM
19New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — San José De La Laguna Mission
(Front of Marker:) The picturesque mission church of San José de la Laguna was built around 1706 by Fray Antonio Miranda and shows the single – aisle floor plan commonly used in pueblo churches. It has been repaired many times, and . . . Map (db m36517) HM
20New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — San José De La Laguna Mission
(Front of Marker:) The picturesque mission church of San José de la Laguna was built around 1706 by Fray Antonio Miranda and shows the single – aisle floor plan commonly used in pueblo churches. It has been repaired many times, and . . . Map (db m36520) HM
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21New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser)1877-1988 — Laguna Pueblo —
Educated at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania under the U.S. policy of acculturating Indian children through school and removal from their homelands, Susie was instrumental in bringing education back to Laguna. A lifelong teacher, oral . . . Map (db m36519) HM
22New Mexico (Cibola County), Laguna — Trade - Tourism - EconomyLaguna Pueblo & Route 66
Business Along Route 66 As traffic along the road increased, Laguna community members began to sell or trade items at roadside stands within the Pueblo and on adjoining lands to the east and west. Community members built shade structures . . . Map (db m184000) HM
23New Mexico (Cibola County), Paraje — The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968"Home Was Where You Dug it" — Eternally Bonded —
(Side A:) The Battle of Khe Sanh claimed the lives of 2,097 United States servicemen. This historic marker is dedicated to honor and preserve the memory of New Mexico Servicemen who were killed in action or later died of their wounds. . . . Map (db m70175) WM
24New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — AtsinnaEl Morro National Monument
Atsinna, which means where pictures are on the rock, was occupied from roughly 1275 to 1400 by ancestors of today’s Zuni people. Eighteen rooms were excavated in 1954, 1955, and 1961. Today, however, the focus at El Morro has shifted from . . . Map (db m163205) HM
25New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — El Morro National Monument Inscription Rock
Until it was by-passed by the railroad in the 1880’s, its waterhole made El Morro an important stop for travelers in the Acoma- Zuni region. Numerous inscriptions carved in the sandstone date from the prehistoric, Spanish, Mexican, and . . . Map (db m14129) HM
26New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Lemonade SumacRhus trilobata
Also known as squawbush, this aromatic shrub is a member of the same plant family that includes poison ivy, cashews, pistachios, and mangos. The stems of this plant have been used by Native Americans for many years in basketmaking, while the tart . . . Map (db m163237) HM
27New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915)New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
Matilda Coxe Stevenson was the first female anthropologist to study the Native Americans of New Mexico. Her research focused on the religious practices of indigenous peoples, particularly of the Zuni, and on the lives of native women and children. . . . Map (db m163186) HM
28New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Monumental ChangesEl Morro National Monument
Living and working at El Morro in the early 1900s was an adventure in itself. The duty station was remote, the dirt roads leading in and out were often impassible during wet weather, and a lack of running water or electricity made living conditions . . . Map (db m163200) HM
29New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — OasisEl Morro National Monument
Before the days of interstates and automobiles, a journey from Albuquerque to Zuni (about 150 miles) typically took 9 or 10 days. Imagine the relief travelers must have felt when they reached this shady little oasis after walking or riding a horse . . . Map (db m163216) HM
30New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Preserving Our HeritageEl Morro National Monument
The inscriptions and petroglyphs at El Morro are an important link to the past. Although they are very old, they will not be here forever. Sand grains are washed away, rocks crumble and fall, and lichens and clay deposits cover the historic . . . Map (db m163201) HM
31New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Visitors Through the AgesEl Morro National Monument
From the early Puebloan people who built their homes atop this rock, to the many explorers and adventurers who carved their names, to modern visitors who travel here looking for the evidence of those who came before, El Morro reflects the history of . . . Map (db m163199) HM
32New Mexico (Cibola County), Ramah — Welcome to El MorroEl Morro National Monument
Carved into the soft sandstone cuesta before you is a lingering history of the American Southwest. The names of the celebrated, the infamous, the legendary, and the unknown are immortalized side by side where they would otherwise be separated by . . . Map (db m163198) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022