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Historical Markers in Roosevelt County, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County, NM (5) Chaves County, NM (34) Curry County, NM (4) De Baca County, NM (6) Lea County, NM (8) Quay County, NM (15) Bailey County, TX (16) Cochran County, TX (7)  RooseveltCounty(5) Roosevelt County (5)  ChavesCounty(34) Chaves County (34)  CurryCounty(4) Curry County (4)  DeBacaCounty(6) De Baca County (6)  LeaCounty(8) Lea County (8)  QuayCounty(15) Quay County (15)  BaileyCountyTexas(16) Bailey County (16)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)
Portales is the county seat for Roosevelt County
Adjacent to Roosevelt County, New Mexico
      Chaves County (34)  
      Curry County (4)  
      De Baca County (6)  
      Lea County (8)  
      Quay County (15)  
      Bailey County, Texas (16)  
      Cochran County, Texas (7)  
 
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1New 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
2New 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
3New 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
4New 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
5New 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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Nov. 29, 2022