“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Silver City, New Mexico

Clickable Map of Catron 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> Catron County, NM (11) Cibola County, NM (32) Grant County, NM (40) Sierra County, NM (16) Socorro County, NM (38) Apache County, AZ (48) Greenlee County, AZ (9)  CatronCounty(11) Catron County (11)  CibolaCounty(32) Cibola County (32)  GrantCounty(40) Grant County (40)  SierraCounty(16) Sierra County (16)  SocorroCounty(38) Socorro County (38)  ApacheCountyArizona(48) Apache County (48)  GreenleeCounty(9) Greenlee County (9)
Reserve is the county seat for Catron County
Silver City is in Catron County
      Catron County (11)  
      Cibola County (32)  
      Grant County (40)  
      Sierra County (16)  
      Socorro County (38)  
      Apache County, Arizona (48)  
      Greenlee County, Arizona (9)  
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1 New Mexico, Catron County, Silver City — Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument was established in 1907 by Theodore Roosevelt to protect the prehistoric material culture of the Mogollon people and others who inhabited this area. The first scientific description of a pueblo ruin on the . . . Map (db m157800) HM
2 New Mexico, Catron County, Silver City — Mogollon MuralGila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Although the design on the wall in front of you has faded since it was painted 700 years ago, its meaning remains. Some modern Puebloan people who claim cultural affiliation with the Mogollon interpret similar designs to symbolize rain or clouds. . . . Map (db m157799) HM
3 New Mexico, Catron County, Silver City — To Aldo Leopold1887-1948
Forester and wildlife manager — outdoorsman — ecologist — philosopher — and practical idealist — interpreter of nature — pioneer in wilderness preservation. He taught an ethic of the land and by his teaching, his . . . Map (db m157798) HM
4 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — 1870's Log Cabin
This 1870's style cabin was a gift from movie producer/director Ron Howard. It fits the era in which Billy the Kid lived here. The cabin was a part of the set of his 2003 movie “The Missing.” The NM Dept. of Tourism negotiated the . . . Map (db m121819) HM
5 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — An Oasis in the Desert
Once a lush, grassy cienega ("see-EN-eh-ga") or wetland, this valley has attracted humans for at least a thousand years. Mining activity in the region began in 1804 with Spanish development of the Santa Rita del Cobre mine twelve miles . . . Map (db m169745) HM
6 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Anita Scott ColemanAuthor and Poet — (1890-1960) —
This is a two-sided marker Front Side: Anita Scott Coleman’s mother was a slave and her father a Buffalo Soldier. Raised on a ranch near Silver City, her award-winning essays, stories, and poems emphasized racial pride and black women’s . . . Map (db m121818) HM
7 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Changing Values
A renewed appreciation for our history revitalizes downtown Silver City. From Main Street to dump to riverside park, the colorful history of the Big Ditch is now embraced and celebrated. From Dump to Oasis For most of the 20th century, the Big . . . Map (db m169779) HM
8 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Destroyed by Floods
Each year, summer monsoons bless the arid Southwest with rain — sometimes violently so. This valley drains the Pinos Altos Mountains to the north and the Continental Divide to the west. Unfortunately, town founders — unfamiliar with . . . Map (db m169777) HM
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9 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — GFWC Silver City Women's Club
This Pueblo Revival style building has served as the GFWC social and volunteer center since 1936. Site No. 1830 A Registered Cultural Property State of New MexicoMap (db m38304) HM
10 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters
The one-million acre L. C. completely overshadowed other ranches in southwestern New Mexico. At peak operation, 60,000 cattle grazed mountains and grasslands stretching to Arizona, employing 75 cowboys and 100 families to ranch and farm the land . . . Map (db m121650) HM
11 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — McComas Incident
In March 1883, Judge and Mrs. H.C. McComas were killed in this vicinity by a group of Chiricahua Apaches led by Chatto. An extensive manhunt failed to rescue their six-year-old son, who had been taken captive. This incident was part of a violent . . . Map (db m38232) HM
12 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Municipal MuseumTown of Silver City — New Mexico —
Silver City Centennial 1970 Municipal Museum Town of Silver City New Mexico Built in 1881 as a private home for Harry B. Ailman Acquired by the town of Silver City in 1926 and dedicated as a historical museum by the town of Silver City in . . . Map (db m38307) HM
13 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — O.B. McClintock Bank Clock1918
Returned to this, its original location through the generosity of Wells Fargo Bank, successor to the American National Bank, which occupied this corner for 55 years. The Town of Silver City Council Members Mayor Terry Fortneberry Judy . . . Map (db m38308) HM
14 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Old Silver City Cemetery"Memory Lane" — Established ca. 1882 —
In this pioneer cemetery, still in use today, lie the remains of early settlers, merchants, miners, politicians and railroad men who contributed to the development of southwestern New Mexico. Among those buried here are Kathrine Antrim (1829-1874), . . . Map (db m121821) HM
15 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Protecting our Watershed
Lessons learned in the last century have helped us to restore this landscape for future generations. The early residents of Silver City didn't realize that wood collection and livestock grazing on the hillsides would have a big impact . . . Map (db m169778) HM
16 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Silver CityPopulation 9,887 - Elevation 5,895
Silver City is located in the midst of rich mineral deposits. The Santa Rita Copper Mines, opened in 1805, were the second such mines operating in what is now the U.S. A silver strike in 1870 began the commercial mining for which the area is still . . . Map (db m38231) HM
17 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Silver City Centennial1970
This plaque was erected May 10, 1970 commemorating the duplication of the ride by the Grant County Sheriff’s posse, of the ride of: John Bullard James Bullard Andrew Hurlbrut Joseph Yankie John Swisshelm Henry Fuson Elijah Weeks Richard . . . Map (db m126684) HM
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18 New Mexico, Grant County, Silver City — Silver City Water Works
• In 1887, the Waterworks provided the very first municipal water supply for Silver City, operated under franchise by the Silver City Water Company. • In 1925, when sold to Silver City, it included a 30-acre parcel! • In the 1920s, the . . . Map (db m196738) HM
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Sep. 30, 2023