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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Taos, New Mexico
Location of Taos, New Mexico
► Taos County (26) ► Colfax County (21) ► Mora County (47) ► Rio Arriba County (34) ► Conejos County, Colorado (3) ► Costilla County, Colorado (3)
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Dedicated to the men of Taos County members of Battery H 200th Coast Artillery who died in the Battle of Bataan or its aftermath 1942
Bring, Alfredo J. •
Trejo, Felipe •
Lukak, Jimmie •
Mares, . . . — — Map (db m173831) WM|
|The Town of Taos was originally established on May 1, 1796 when 63 families who had petitioned Governor Don Fernando Chacón were placed in possession of the Don Fernando de Taos land grant by the Alcalde of the Pueblo of Taos, Antonio José Ortíz. . . . — — Map (db m66698) HM|
|This peaceful and historic plaza, shaded by cottonwood trees in summer and blanketed by snow in winter has been the site of military action, fiestas, and fiery speeches.
Spanish colonists settled at scattered locations in this valley beginning . . . — — Map (db m66543) HM|
|Welcome visitors and Taosenos! You are invited to explore the diversity of this region through a self-guided tour. The two-hundred- year-old Taos Plaza, including the streets that radiate from it like spokes, forms the National Historic District of . . . — — Map (db m66702) HM|
|Capitan Hernan Alvarado and his conquistadors from the famous Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Expedition arrived here on August 29, 1540. It is estimated that the Tiwa Indians settled in this valley around 1350 A.D. The name Taos is believed to be an . . . — — Map (db m66697) HM|
|This road passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the American Southwest. It is a key section of the east - west highway which brings visitors to this region from throughout the United States. Since this route became a reality through . . . — — Map (db m58967) HM|
|This historic cemetery is the final resting place for many prominent Taoseños. Notables buried here are; Christopher "Kit" Carson, a legendary scout, Padre Antonio Martinez, a famous educator and church leader, and Mabel Dodge Lujan.
Others . . . — — Map (db m160368) HM|
|Ledoux Street was named after the French trapper and guide Antonine Ledoux, who settled in the area around 1844. Earlier the street was named after Charles Beaubien and then later Smith H. Simpson. The area was developed in the fortress style with . . . — — Map (db m66865) HM|
|Built 1934. A contributing structure to the Taos Downtown Historic District. — — Map (db m173836) HM|
|Born in Abiquiu, New Mexico, on January 17, 1793 to Don Severino Martínez and María del Carmen Santistevan (Martinez Hacienda), the life of the Presbyter Don Antonio José Martínez extended through the Spanish (1793-1820), Mexican (1821-1846), and . . . — — Map (db m66666) HM|
|Palo Flechado (tree pierced with arrows) Pass was used by natives and newcomers traveling from the eastern plains to Taos by way of the Cimarron River. The name may be attributed to the Flecha de Palo Apache band (first mentioned by Juan de . . . — — Map (db m45738) HM|
In recognition of
New Mexico State Highway Commissioner
for his dedicated efforts towards
completion of this project for the
benefit of Northern New Mexico
(Upper . . . — — Map (db m29664) HM|
|The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the “Mountain Men,” and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the . . . — — Map (db m66466) HM|
|The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the “Mountain Men,” and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the . . . — — Map (db m73310) HM|
|In 1692, after having been driven from New Mexico by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Spanish began to re-establish their rule. In one of the last battles of the reconquest, in September 1696, Governor Diego de Vargas defeated the Indians of Taos . . . — — Map (db m45737) HM|
Dedicated to the memory of all Taos County Veterans who served their country gallantly as true patriots and at the risk of their own lives in order to preserve and protect freedom and democracy in the United States and throughout the . . . — — Map (db m173830) WM|
|Named in honor of Major George Montague Wheeler (1832-1909) who for ten years led a party of surveyors and Naturalists collecting geologic, biologic, planimetric, and topographic data in New Mexico and six other southwestern states. — — Map (db m50743) HM|