Fort Bascom

Fort Bascom (HM1R6B)

Location: Tucumcari, NM 88401 San Miguel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 14.552', W 103° 47.184'

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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 trade with the Comanches. Fort Bascom was abandoned in 1870.
HM NumberHM1R6B
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 610418 N 3900614
Decimal Degrees35.24253333, -103.78640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 14.552', W 103° 47.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 14' 33.12" N, 103° 47' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NM-104, Tucumcari NM 88401, US
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