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1870's Log Cabin Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, August 11, 2018
1870's Log Cabin Marker
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
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
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 Mexico — Map (db m38304) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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