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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Farmington
Farmington, New Mexico and Vicinity
▶ San Juan County (20) ▶ McKinley County (13) ▶ Rio Arriba County (33) ▶ Sandoval County (26) ▶ Apache County, Arizona (43) ▶ Archuleta County, Colorado (6) ▶ La Plata County, Colorado (29) ▶ Montezuma County, Colorado (61) ▶ San Juan County, Utah (45)
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|On State Road 371 at milepost 77, at County Road 7250, on the right when traveling south on State Road 371. |
|The highly scenic badlands of the Bisti were created by the erosion and weathering of interbedded shale, sandstone and coal formations into unusual forms. The area is also rich in fossil flora and fauna. 3,946 acres of the Badlands were designated a . . . — — Map (db m52706) HM|
|On West Main Street (U.S. 64 at milepost 46.1), on the right when traveling east. |
|Until 1876 this area comprised part of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Anglo settlement quickly began at the confluence of the San Juan, Animas, and La Plata Rivers. Farmington became a ranching and farming area and, later, an important producer . . . — — Map (db m36469) HM|
|On Locke Avenue 0 miles north of Apache Street, on the left when traveling north. |
|First settled 1876 to 1878 by families of William and Marion B. Hendrickson, Charles and Milton Virden, Orville Pyle, A.F. Miller and William Lock. The first school-house was built in 1879; the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1886. William Lock . . . — — Map (db m22805) HM|
|On Main Street at Orchard Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. |
|Farmington, New Mexico, the heart of the Four Corners, boasts a thriving downtown, where character, history and culture fuse in a mixture of places and events. Originally the land in what is now Northwest New Mexico was known as Tóta’ . . . — — Map (db m22861) HM|
|On Browning Parkway at Burnham Road, on the right when traveling south on Browning Parkway. |
|Harriet was an astute financial manager and the first female bank president in New Mexico, operating the First National Bank in Farmington from 1922 until 1951. During the Depression she bought out San Juan National Bank, keeping it solvent and . . . — — Map (db m59629) HM|
|On U.S. 64 at milepost 32.5 at Road 6950, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. |
|Steeply dipping strata define the western edge of the San Juan basin. To the west older geologic formations are exposed toward the Defiance uplift whereas basinward they are downwarped thousands of feet beneath younger rock units. Vast coal, . . . — — Map (db m36456) HM|