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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Socorro

 
Clickable Map of Socorro 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 Socorro County, NM (37) Catron County, NM (10) Cibola County, NM (16) Lincoln County, NM (61) Sierra County, NM (14) Torrance County, NM (14) Valencia County, NM (5)  SocorroCounty(37) Socorro County (37)  CatronCounty(10) Catron County (10)  CibolaCounty(16) Cibola County (16)  LincolnCounty(61) Lincoln County (61)  SierraCounty(14) Sierra County (14)  TorranceCounty(14) Torrance County (14)  ValenciaCounty(5) Valencia County (5)
Socorro, New Mexico and Vicinity
    Socorro County (37)
    Catron County (10)
    Cibola County (16)
    Lincoln County (61)
    Sierra County (14)
    Torrance County (14)
    Valencia County (5)
 
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1New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — For Southern Independence
(front): Victory Awaits You. (back): This monument honors and perpetuates the memory of the brave Texas citizen volunteers who offered their lives and fortunes in the defense of the Confederate states of America during the war for . . . — Map (db m64055) HM WM
2New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Fort Craig
Fort Craig was established in 1853 and garrisoned in 1854 with troops from Fort Conrad located about nine miles north. Named after Capt. Louis S. Craig, it was used to control Indian raids along the Jornada del Muerto. Troops from Fort Craig were . . . — Map (db m45130) HM
3New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Jumbo
This is a fragment from Jumbo, a huge steel vessel designed to contain the explosion of the first nuclear device at the Trinity Site some 35 miles southeast of here on July 16, 1945. Jumbo was 25 feet long, 12 feet in diameter, and weighed 214 tons. . . . — Map (db m35908) HM
4New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum
Based on personal collection willed to the New Mexico School of Mines by C.T. Brown in 1928, this museum displays thousands of mineral specimens from around the world with special emphasis on minerals found in New Mexico. Highlights include . . . — Map (db m38753) HM
5New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — New Mexico Tech
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico's School of Mines, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers degrees through the doctorate in a number of science and engineering disciplines. In addition to its academic functions, the institute also . . . — Map (db m38461) HM
6New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Paraje De Fra Cristobal
The mountain range seen along the east bank of the Rio Grande is named after Father Cristobal de Salazar of the 1598 Juan de Oñate expedition. The northern edge of the twenty-one mile range is said to resemble the profile of the good friar. This . . . — Map (db m45132) HM
7New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Socorro
The Piro Indian pueblo Teypana was visited by Juan de Oñate in 1598. The people of the village reportedly supplied corn to Oñate who bestowed the name Socorro ("aid" in Spanish) on the pueblo. In 1626, the mission of Nuestra Señora de Socorro was . . . — Map (db m38462) HM
8New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Socorro
In 1598, Juan de Oñate's Spanish colonization expedition arrived here at the Piro Indian Pueblo of Pilabo, They renamed it Socorro owning to the food and shelter provided by Pilabo's inhabitants. The pueblo and its Spanish mission were destroyed . . . — Map (db m45177) HM
9New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — The Garcia Opera House
Using the gold he had left her, the widow of Juan Nepomuceno Garcia began construction of the Garcia Opera House is 1884. It was completed three years later in 1887. It served as the main center for cultural and community events including theatrical . . . — Map (db m45176) HM
10New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Vásquez de Coronado’s Route
In 1541 an expedition from the army of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, New Mexico’s first explorer, marched south 80 leagues to investigate the pueblos along the lower Río Grande. The group reached that part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, now . . . — Map (db m45129) HM
11New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Very Large Array
Commemorating 20 Years of Frontier Science At the VLA Pete V. Domenici United States Senator Dr. Rita R. Colwell Director National Science Foundation Dr. Paul C. Martin Chairman of the Board Associated Universities, Inc. . . . — Map (db m102671) HM
12New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Women of the Camino Real
Front of Marker In 1598 the first Spanish settlers in New Mexico traveled up the Camino Real from north-central Mexico. Of the 560 people so far identified on that expedition, at least 20 percent were women. They came on foot, on wagons or . . . — Map (db m45131) HM
 
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