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Grant County New Mexico Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
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New Mexico (Grant County), Bayard — Bayard Population 3,036 - Elevation 6,152
Sites in the surrounding hills indicate that Indians of the Mogollon culture (A.D. 300 – 1450) lived here long before the Europeans. In the late 19th century, this was a stronghold of Apaches led by Victorio and Geronimo. Today Bayard, which . . . — Map (db m38213) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Bayard — Bayard Population 3,036 - Elevation 6,152
Sites in the surrounding hills indicate that Indians of the Mogollon culture (A.D. 300 – 1450) lived here long before the Europeans. In the late 19th century, this was a stronghold of Apaches led by Victorio and Geronimo. Today Bayard, which . . . — Map (db m38214) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Bayard — Fort Bayard
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark For the important role it played in the military and medical history of southwest New Mexico This fort possesses National Significance in commemorating the history of the United States . . . — Map (db m38303) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hachita — Hachita
Located in the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hachita was founded around 1875 as a mining camp. The mountains supplied the camp not only with silver and copper, but also its name, “little hatchet.” By 1884 Hachita grew to 300 residents. Soon . . . — Map (db m37773) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Emory Pass
Named in honor of Lt. W.H. Emory, who passed by here with the Army of the West in 1846. His report to the U.S. Government is the earliest scientific account of this region which then belonged to Mexico. Elev. 8228 — Map (db m38210) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 Fort Bayard National Cemetery
One of the several posts created on the Apache frontier, Fort Bayard protected the Pinos Altos mining district. Company B of the black 125th Infantry served here, as did Lt. John J. Pershing. In 1900 the fort became a military hospital, and today . . . — Map (db m38226) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Kneeling Nun
Most famous of the many historic landmarks in the Black Range country is the Kneeling Nun. So named for its resemblance to a nun kneeling in prayer before a great altar. Many legends have grown up around the giant monolith which rests near the . . . — Map (db m38228) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Mine Mill & Smelter (1951-1952)
After eight failed negotiating sessions and the expiration of their labor contract, Mexican-American workers at nearby Empire Zinc mine struck for wage and benefit equality. When an injunction prohibited union members from picketing, the women - . . . — Map (db m38229) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Santa Rita Copper Mines
Copper has been mined here since 1804. For five years, development by Francisco Manuel Elguea resulted in some 6,000,000 pounds of copper being transported annually to Mexico City by mule train. Brief periods of activity were halted by Apache . . . — Map (db m38216) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hurley — City of Rocks State Park
Wind and water gradually sculpted the volcanic tuff at City of Rock creating the rows of monolithic blocks that gave this park its name. Camping/picnicking sites are tucked away among these Stonehenge-like formations and the park also features a . . . — Map (db m64725) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Pinos Altos — Pinos Altos
Once the seat of Grant County, Pinos Altos, survived conflicts with the Apache. A gold discovery in 1860 by three 49ers from California stimulated a boom that led to the establishment of this mining camp which produced over $8,000,000 of gold, . . . — Map (db m38230) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Santa Rita — Santa Rita Copper Mine
Before you is the Santa Rita copper mine, one of the oldest mines in North America. The Santa Rita Mine, of Chino Operations, is owned by Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Inc. Chino produces copper and molybdenum. An Industry . . . — Map (db m71523) 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 — 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 Museum Town 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 Clock 1918
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 — Silver City Population 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

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