Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (HM1Z96)

Location: Folsom, NM 88419 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.694', W 103° 55.055'

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—Official Scenic Historic Marker —


Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke
Heroine of the Dry Cimarron Flood

On the night of August 27, 1908, while working as a telephone operator, Sally received a call that a wall of water was rushing down the Dry Cimarron River towards Folsom. She perished that stormy night at her switchboard warning of the danger, saving countless lives. Telephone operators across the country contributed 4,334 dimes to honor their colleague with a memorial.


New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
HM NumberHM1Z96
Placed ByState of New Mexico
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 596506 N 4078213
Decimal Degrees36.84490000, -103.91758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.694', W 103° 55.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 41.64" N, 103° 55' 3.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NM-325, Folsom NM 88419, US
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