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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"
On Sky City Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
Near Indian Service Route 30 near Interstate 40.
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
Near Indian Service Route 30 south of Interstate 40.
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
On State Road 36 at County Road 601, on the right when traveling north on State Road 36.
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
On State Road 117. Reported missing.
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 —
On West Santa Fe Avenue (Historic Route 66), 0.1 miles east of State Road 53, on the right when traveling east.
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
On State Road 117, 0.3 miles north of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Ice Cave Road, 0.6 miles south of Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53), on the right when traveling south.
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
On Iron Avenue just north of U.S. 66, on the right when traveling north.
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
On U.S. 66 at Iron Avenue, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 66.
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
On U.S. 66 at Iron Avenue, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 66.
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
On State Road 53 at milepost 83.1,, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Iron Avenue at U.S. 66, on the left when traveling north on Iron Avenue.
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)
On U.S. 66 at Iron Avenue, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 66.
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
On West Santa Fe Avenue (Historic Route 66), 0.2 miles east of State Road 53, on the right when traveling east.
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
Near New Mexico Route 124 at Old Route 66 Road.
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
On Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling east.
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
On Historic Route 66 (Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5), on the right when traveling west.
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
On Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling east.
(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
On Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling west.
(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 —
On Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling east.
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
Near New Mexico Route 124 at Old Route 66 Road.
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 —
On Old Route 66 (State Road 124 at milepost 17), 0.5 miles east of Offramp 107 (Interstate 40).
(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
Near El Morro National Monument Road, 0.9 miles Ice Caves Road (New Mexico Highway 53).
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
On State Road 53, on the right when traveling west.
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
Near El Morro National Monument Road, 0.9 miles Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53).
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
On Ice Caves Road (New Mexico Route 53 at milepost 42.2), 0.8 miles east of Indian Service Route 125, on the right when traveling east.
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
Near El Morro National Monument Road, 0.9 miles Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53).
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
Near El Morro National Monument Road, 0.9 miles Ice Caves Road (New Mexico Highway 53).
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
Near El Morro National Monument Road, 0.9 miles south of Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53).
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
On El Morro National Monument Road, 0.6 miles south of Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53), on the right when traveling south.
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
On El Morro National Monument Road, 0.1 miles south of Ice Caves Road (State Highway 53), on the right when traveling south.
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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Feb. 5, 2023