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Quay County New Mexico Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
Nara Visa Marker
New Mexico (Quay County), Nara Visa — Nara Visa Founded 1902    Elevation 4200 ft.
The area is rich in prehistoric evidence, and home of the buffalo and Plains Indians. Explored by the early Spanish, the area was settled when the Rock Island Railroad was built thru in 1901. The brick building, built in 1921, was home for a fine . . . — Map (db m78866) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Nara Visa — Townsite of Obar
Founded in 1906 and at one time had a couple dozen buildings with all types of business found in early western towns including a newspaper called Obar Progress. A partial list of the several hundred pioneer families who homesteaded in the Obar . . . — Map (db m78867) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), San Jon — Llano Estacado
Sediments shed from the rising mountains to the west formed the Llano Estacado, later to be bypassed by streams such as the Pecos and Canadian Rivers and left standing in bold relief with a relatively level, uneroded caprock surface. Croplands on . . . — Map (db m91040) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Black Jack Ketchum
The last of the train robbers, Black Jack Ketchum, who terrorized the railroads in the 1880's killed two men near this spot and hid out in a cave near Saddleback Mesa to the Southwest. The swarthy bandit was wounded in his last robbery and hanged in . . . — Map (db m93199) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Fort Bascom 1863 - 1870
Built under Brigadier General James H. Carleton. First Post Commander Captain Peter W.L. Plympton with Company F, 7th U.S. Infantry and Company 1st New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. Named after Captain George N. Bascom, 16th U.S. Infantry. Officers . . . — Map (db m63510)
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Fort Bascom 1863-1870
Fort Bascom was built to protect this area from Comanches. In 1864, Kit Carson led a campaign against the Comanches, as did General Philip Sheridan in 1868. The fort was also established to control the Comancheros, New Mexicans involved in illegal . . . — Map (db m93198) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Tucumcari Population 6,765 – Elevation 4,096
This area was troubled by both Comanches and Comancheros, New Mexicans who traded illegally with the Indians, until the military campaigns of 1874. With the coming of the railroad in 1898, the small community of Liberty, eight miles to the north, . . . — Map (db m78868) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Tucumcari Population 6,765 - Elevation 4,096
This area was troubled by both Comanches and Comancheros, New Mexicans who traded illegally with the Indians, until the military campaigns of 1874. With the coming of the railroad in 1898, the small community of Liberty, eight miles to the north, . . . — Map (db m78888) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Tucumcari Mountain
Tucumcari Mountain has long been a landmark for travelers along the Canadian River. Pedro Vial mentioned it in 1793, while opening a trail between Santa Fe and St. Louis. In order to find the best route from Arkansas to California, Capt. Randolph . . . — Map (db m4378) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Tucumcari Mountain
Tucumcari Mountain has long been a landmark for travelers along the Canadian River. Pathfinder Pedro Vial mentioned it in 1793, while opening a trail between Santa Fe and St. Louis. In order to find the best route from Arkansas to California, Capt. . . . — Map (db m78889) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Tucumcari Mountain
Tucumcari Mountain has long been a landmark for travelers along the Canadian River. Pathfinder Pedro Vial mentioned it in 1793, while opening a trail between Santa Fe and St. Louis. In order to find the best route from Arkansas to California, Capt. . . . — Map (db m78890) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Yetta Kohn (1843 – 1917) Matriarch, Cattle Rancher and Business Woman
Born in Bavaria and widowed in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Yetta ran the family store and raised four children alone. She later moved to La Cinta on the Canadian River where she opened another store, became postmistress, started a bank and operated a . . . — Map (db m78891) HM

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