“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Miguel County, New Mexico

Clickable Map of San Miguel County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Miguel County, NM (35) Guadalupe County, NM (13) Harding County, NM (2) Mora County, NM (47) Quay County, NM (15) Santa Fe County, NM (154) Torrance County, NM (14)  SanMiguelCounty(35) San Miguel County (35)  GuadalupeCounty(13) Guadalupe County (13)  HardingCounty(2) Harding County (2)  MoraCounty(47) Mora County (47)  QuayCounty(15) Quay County (15)  SantaFeCounty(154) Santa Fe County (154)  TorranceCounty(14) Torrance County (14)
Las Vegas is the county seat for San Miguel County
Adjacent to San Miguel County, New Mexico
      Guadalupe County (13)  
      Harding County (2)  
      Mora County (47)  
      Quay County (15)  
      Santa Fe County (154)  
      Torrance County (14)  
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1 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Conchas — Core Samples
The 30-inch core samples behind you were removed from the concrete foundation of the dam to allow access for future grouting and for a means to measure uplift pressure on the dam. The sandstone samples on the west end are typical of . . . Map (db m177432) HM
2 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Conchas — George Martinez1928 - 2005 — In Memory of —
George Martinez served the US Army Corps of Engineers from June 1960 through August 1991. He retired as the Maintenance Foreman at Conchas. His strong work ethics helped improve dam operations, maintenance, and the integrity of the facilities and . . . Map (db m177431) HM WM
3 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Las Vegas — A. Dold & Company / Charles Emil Wesche General Merchandise Store1870
Santa Fe Trail merchants, the Dold brothers built this two-story Territorial style adobe building around the nave of the town’s first church, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.Map (db m148857) HM
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Las Vegas — Proclamation of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearnyto the People of Las Vegas — August 15th 1846 —
Mr. Acalde, and people of New Mexico: I have come amongst you by the orders of my government, to take possession of your country, and extend over it the law of the United States, we consider it, and have done so for some time, a part of the . . . Map (db m148846) HM
14 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Las Vegas — Temple Montefiore 1884
Site of the First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in New Mexico Territory. Temple Montefiore - 1884Map (db m134321) HM
15 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Las Vegas — Temple Montefiore, Las Vegas, New Mexico
Site of the First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in New Mexico moved to this siteMap (db m134320) HM
16 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
17 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — A Day in Pueblo LifePecos National Historical Park
Imagine going back in time to when this pueblo was flourishing. You are standing in the center of the pueblo. Towering above you is a five-story structure built of stacked, mortared, and plastered stones. Around you, pueblo life hums. People weave . . . Map (db m185319) HM
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18 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Architecture as ArtifactPecos National Historical Park
Architectural records reveal details that may hold a key to the past. The mission church ruins in front of you and pueblo ruins along the trail reveal the culture of the people who once called Pecos Pueblo home. Here at Pecos National Historical . . . Map (db m185361) HM
19 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post
Built in 1810Map (db m65857) HM
20 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Last ChurchPecos National Historical Park
The Spanish returned to New Mexico 12 years after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. In front of you are the remains of the smaller church they completed in 1717. Pecos Pueblo had entered a long decline due to disease, famine, and raids. Over time the . . . Map (db m185383) HM
21 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Mighty PuebloPecos National Historical Park
Set at a natural crossroads, trade helped make Pecos Pueblo a powerful village of more than 2,000 people. Its strategic location was a natural meeting place for people from near and far. Native Americans traded ceremonial items such as macaw . . . Map (db m185317) HM
22 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Mission ChurchesPecos National Historical Park
Pecos was one of the largest and most powerful pueblos in northern New Mexico when the Spanish established a mission here. A few years later, in 1625, the first church was completed. You can see remnants of its foundation in front of you. Arrival of . . . Map (db m185381) HM
23 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
24 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. 1625Map (db m60272) HM
25 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Practical AdaptationsPecos National Historical Park
The Pecos people farmed for generations before the Spanish arrived. Through the mission Franciscan friars taught the Puebloans about raising animals and ranching. The friars introduced domesticated livestock including sheep, goats, chicken, horses, . . . Map (db m185316) HM
26 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Precious WaterPecos National Historical Park
Essential for any settlement, water is highly valued in the high desert. Fortunately water from the Pecos River, Glorieta Creek, and area springs sustained the pueblo's growth. Whether needed for making mud plaster, creating pottery, or growing . . . Map (db m185384) HM
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27 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Prime LocationPecos National Historical Park
Pecos Pueblo rose to power by capitalizing on the natural environment. The pass between the Glorieta Mesa and Sangre de Cristo Mountains was a well-established trade route - bringing wealth to Pecos. The pueblo sat atop a narrow ridge, elevating it . . . Map (db m185320) HM
28 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Pueblo RevoltPecos National Historical Park
After years of oppression, and epidemics and droughts that killed many, the people of Pecos rebelled against Spanish authority in 1680. Here they destroyed the mission church, the symbol of Spanish power. The revolt united pueblos across the . . . Map (db m185382) HM
29 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
30 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
31 New Mexico, San Miguel County, Pecos — Trash is TreasurePecos National Historical Park
Pecos Pueblo is an icon in southwestern archeology. From 1914 until 1929 archeologist Alfred Kidder's innovative research methods exposed artifacts in layers, creating a timeline of the pueblo's history. What people throw away over time reveals a . . . Map (db m185318) HM
32 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
33 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
34 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 Southern Rocky Mountains which rise to . . . Map (db m144177) HM
35 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 sitesMap (db m124188) HM
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May. 30, 2023