Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition

Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition (HM3XA)

Location: Anthony, NM 88021 Dona Ana County
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N 32° 0.389', W 106° 34.901'

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/On the Camino Real

Stagecoaches of the Butterfield Overland Mail Co. began carrying passengers and mail from St. Louis to San Francisco, across southern New Mexico, in 1858. The 2,795-mile journey took 21-22 days. In 1861 the service was re-routed through Salt Lake City. Here the trail followed the Rio Grande northward to La Mesilla.

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Trying to locate two Franciscan friars, Antonio de Espejo in 1582 led an expedition up the Rio Grande near here. The two friars had remained among the Tiwa Indians near Bernalillo after the Rodriguez-Sanchez Chamuscado expedition returned to Mexico in 1581. When he reached the Tiwas in 1583, Espejo learned that the missionairies were dead.
HM NumberHM3XA
Series This marker is part of the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series, and the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series.
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 350603 N 3542247
Decimal Degrees32.00648333, -106.58168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.389', W 106° 34.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 23.34" N, 106° 34' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)505, 915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-10, Anthony NM 88021, US
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