On State Road 22, 0.2 miles west of Interstate 25, on the left when traveling west.
According to oral and recorded history, the Santo Domingo people have always made and traded jewelry. From prehistoric times heishi, drilled and ground shell beads, have been strung into necklaces. Generations of Santo . . . — — Map (db m45475) HM
On State Road 313, 1.5 miles south of I-25 (State Road 313), on the right when traveling south.
Near here the Rio Grande Valley closes into a narrow pass (angostura). Control of this pass was critical to the safety of the trade along the Camino Real, so this area has been the focus of fortifications since the early 17th century. The 18th . . . — — Map (db m32800) HM
On U.S. 550 at milepost 4.2,, 0.2 miles east of Santa Fe Hills Boulevard, on the right when traveling east.
The Pueblo Indian province of Tiguex, in the area of Bernalillo, served as winter headquarters for Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540-42 during his explorations of the Southwest. Bernalillo was founded after the Spanish reconquest of New Mexico . . . — — Map (db m45440) HM
On Pan American Central Highway (State Road 313) north of Denny Road, on the right when traveling north.
Archaeological research indicates that this fertile valley has been the focus of human occupation for at least 10,000 years. Soon after the Spanish colonized New Mexico in 1598, a series of estancias, or farming and ranching communities, flanked the . . . — — Map (db m45441) HM
On U.S. 550 at State Road 74, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 550.
The Keres-speaking pueblo of Santa Ana was established on its present site in 1693, as part of Diego de Vargas' reconquest of New Mexico. The spot, exposed to flooding, was poorly suited for farming, and today the residents live on their farms along . . . — — Map (db m32843) HM
On Camino Del Pueblo (New Mexico Route 313) at Calle Barrio Nuevo, on the right when traveling south on Camino Del Pueblo.
(names on the first four columns:)
Ackerson, Bobby • Aguilar, Ernest Arthur • Aragon, Eduardo (Eddie) • Aragon, Enrique Fernando • Aragon, Joe Ismel (Jody) • Aragon, Robert E (Skip) • Aragon, Robert (Bobby) • Aragon, Roberto (Wedo) • . . . — — Map (db m185714) WM
On State Road 16 at milepost 20 at Indian Service (Road 841), on the right when traveling east on State Road 16.
This black volcanic escarpment is one of New Mexico's most important landmarks. The descent (bajada) of this escarpment marked the traditional division between New Mexico's upper (Rio Arriba) and lower (Rio Abajo) districts. Over the centuries, . . . — — Map (db m60563) HM
Women of Cochiti are known for reviving the historic figurative tradition now referred to as Storytellers, adult clay figurines surrounded by children. The efforts of these women have bloomed into a vibrant cottage industry, inspiring many potters . . . — — Map (db m73262) HM
On Corrales Road (State Road 448) at Jones Road, on the right when traveling south on Corrales Road.
Spanish colonization of this region, once the location of many Tiwa Indian pueblos, began in the 17th century. Corrales is named for the extensive corrals built here by Juan González, founder of Alameda. In the 18th century this rich farming . . . — — Map (db m45436) HM
On Old Church Road, 0.3 miles west of Corrales Road (State Road 448), on the left when traveling west.
This church was constructed in 1868 following a flood which demolished an earlier building. Dedicated to San Ysidro, patron of farmers, the church incorporates materials salvaged from the original structure. The building is one of the finest . . . — — Map (db m45437) HM
On Highway 550 (State Road 550), on the right when traveling south on Highway 550.
In 1769, Spanish Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the San Joaquin del Nacimiento land grant to 35 pioneering families who had settled the headwaters of the Rio Puerco in 1766. The community was later abandoned owing to raids by frontier . . . — — Map (db m73665) HM
On State Road 4, on the right when traveling east.
Jemez Pueblo. Evelyn M. Vigil, a descendant of the last remaining Pecos residents that moved to Jemez Pueblo in 1838, led a revival of Pecos Pueblo style pottery. She spent time at Pecos National Historic Park studying materials and techniques . . . — — Map (db m73244) HM
Jémez is the sole surviving pueblo of the seven in the “provencia de los Hemes” noted by Spaniards in 1541, and the last at which the Towa language is still spoken. In 1838, the remaining inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo moved here. The . . . — — Map (db m73254) HM
On State Road 4 just north of Jemez Springs, on the left when traveling east.
The village of Giusewa was occupied by ancestors of the Jémez Indians before the arrival of the Spanish in 1541. Its ruins lie close to those of the great stone mission church of San José de los Jémez, which was built by the Franciscans around 1622. — — Map (db m73238) HM
On State Highway 4, 8.1 miles west of West Jemez Road (State Highway 501), on the right when traveling west.
About one million years ago, the magnificent valley before you was formed by collapse, after a series of tremendous volcanic eruptions ejected a volume of material more than 500 times greater than the May 1980 eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. This event . . . — — Map (db m119763) HM
On State Road 165 at milepost 3.6 west of Vista de Oro, on the left when traveling east.
The Sandia Mountains have been occupied by human beings for thousands of years. This area was settled by 1767, when Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the land grant known as La Merced de San Antonio de las Huertas. The . . . — — Map (db m45460) HM
On State Road 165 at milepost 0.2,, 0.2 miles east of Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east.
New Mexico has a proud history of military service. We are a state of culturally diverse citizens who are willing to defend our freedom and rights. Over 15,000 women in New Mexico have volunteered to serve in our military. These . . . — — Map (db m45458) HM
On Corrales Road (State Road 448) at Gray Hawk Drive, on the right when traveling south on Corrales Road.
Teacher, agriculturalist, farmer and conservationist, Dulcelina Curtis led efforts to control flooding of arroyos in Corrales where a flood-control channel is named in her honor. The first woman appointed to a board of the U.S. . . . — — Map (db m45438) HM
On Rio Rancho Drive (State Road 528 at milepost 13), 0.2 miles south of Idalia Road NE, on the right when traveling west.
Among the many prehistoric and historic sites located nearby is a camp where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s troops may have spent the winter of 1540-41. Coronado also visited the ancient pueblo of Kuaua located to the north. Kuaua’s ruins are . . . — — Map (db m45439) HM
On Pat D'Arco Highway (State Road 528) at Alberta Ave/Rio Pinos Rd NE, on the right when traveling north on Pat D'Arco Highway.
More the one hundred prehistoric and historic pueblos and other archeological sites and over 15,000 petroglyphs or rock art sites give ample evidence of the occupation of this valley for at least 12,000 years. Spanish explorers who came into the . . . — — Map (db m73508) HM
On U.S. 550 at milepost 25,, 1.5 miles west of State Road 4, on the right when traveling west.
From this point, the Colorado Plateau extends across northwestern New Mexico into northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and southwestern Colorado. A colorful landscape of mesas and canyons, it is underlain by natural mineral, oil and gas . . . — — Map (db m45463) HM
On N.M. State Route 44 (U.S. 550) 0.3 miles east of Zia Boulevard (Business Road 785), on the right when traveling east.
Trinidad Gachupin Medina was the most widely known Zia potter of her time. She was recognized for her large polychrome storage jars. Sponsored by trader Wick Miller, she toured the United States from 1930 to 1946, demonstrating pottery making at . . . — — Map (db m32859) HM
On Road 88 at State Road 22, on the right when traveling east on Road 88.
The Keresan people of Santo Domingo have occupied the area of the Rio Grande Valley since prehistoric times despite several floods that have forced relocation and reconstruction of the original pueblo. Strategically located along the roads that have . . . — — Map (db m45476) HM
On West Frontage Road (U.S. 85), on the left when traveling north.
The Mormon Battalion
Council Bluffs, July 16, 1846
Fort Leavenworth, Aug. 2, 1846
Santa Fe, Oct. 9, 1846
San Diego, Jan 29, 1847
Erected June 16, 1940
[ Map of Mormon Battalion Route ]
The Mormon Battalion, composed . . . — — Map (db m150860) HM
On New Mexico Route 44 / (U.S. 55) 0.3 miles east of Zia Boulevard (Business Road 785), on the left when traveling west.
In 1583 Antonio de Espejo recorded this pueblo as one of five in the Province of Punamé. Following the sacking of Zia by Spanish troops in 1689, the pueblo was reestablished, but never attained its former size. The Zia ancient sun symbol is . . . — — Map (db m32858) HM
On U.S. 550, 1.6 miles west of Zia Boulevard, on the right when traveling west.
In 1541 an expedition from the army of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, New Mexico's first explorer, marched south 80 leagues to investigate the pueblos along the lower Rio Grande. The group reached that part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, now . . . — — Map (db m32826) HM