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Historical Markers in Capulin, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Union 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 Union County, NM (21) Colfax County, NM (23) Harding County, NM (2) Quay County, NM (15) Baca County, CO (2) Las Animas County, CO (41) Cimarron County, OK (7) Dallam County, TX (11) Hartley County, TX (7)  UnionCounty(21) Union County (21)  ColfaxCounty(23) Colfax County (23)  HardingCounty(2) Harding County (2)  QuayCounty(15) Quay County (15)  BacaCountyColorado(2) Baca County (2)  LasAnimasCounty(41) Las Animas County (41)  CimarronCountyOklahoma(7) Cimarron County (7)  DallamCountyTexas(11) Dallam County (11)  HartleyCounty(7) Hartley County (7)
Clayton is the county seat for Union County
Capulin is in Union County
      Union County (21)  
ADJACENT TO UNION COUNTY
      Colfax County (23)  
      Harding County (2)  
      Quay County (15)  
      Baca County, Colorado (2)  
      Las Animas County, Colorado (41)  
      Cimarron County, Oklahoma (7)  
      Dallam County, Texas (11)  
      Hartley County, Texas (7)  
 
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1New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Building a Cinder Cone
Cinder cones experience a single eruptive period, and then die. Several explosive eruptions created Capulin Volcano, during a period as short as one year or as long as nine or more years. Today Capulin Volcano is extinct. Volcanic ash, . . . Map (db m89235) HM
2New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Capulin Volcano National Monument5.5 Miles
An outstanding example of an extinct volcanic cinder cone, Capulin Volcano was formed as early as 10,000 years ago. In cinder cones, lava pours from cracks in the base rather than over the top. Capulin itself was the escape hatch for gases that blew . . . Map (db m88756) HM
3New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Capulin Volcano National Monument5.5 Miles
An outstanding example of an extinct volcanic cinder cone, Capulin Volcano was formed as early as 10,000 years ago. In cinder cones, lava pours from cracks in the base rather than over the top. Capulin itself was the escape hatch for gases that blew . . . Map (db m88759) HM
4New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Grasslands Meet Mountains
The shortgrass prairie and mountain forest meet here in the high plains of northeastern New Mexico. This transition between two ecosystems provides habitat for many different plants and animals. The shortgrass prairie is the western limit of the . . . Map (db m89230) HM
5New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Making A Monument
The late 1800s were a time of homesteading and private acquisition of public lands. Conservationists began working to preserve some public lands like Yellowstone and Yosemite. In 1891, the General Land Office of the Department of the Interior . . . Map (db m89224) HM
6New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field
This region of volcanic activity is the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. It has been active periodically, beginning at the western edge of the field with the Raton Phase from 9 to 3 million years ago. The Capulin Phase began about 1 million years ago . . . Map (db m89228) HM
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7New Mexico (Union County), Capulin — Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument
Capulin Volcano directly in front of you is a dramatic example of the volcanic processes that shaped northeastern New Mexico. Capulin Volcano National Monument preserves this classic cinder cone. About 60,000 years ago thunderous explosions sent . . . Map (db m89223) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022