The Old Spanish Trail - Armijo's Route

The Old Spanish Trail - Armijo's Route (HMJHE)

Location: Henderson, NV 89015 Clark County
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N 36° 5.861', W 114° 54.277'

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On January 8, 1830, the first pack train to pass from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Los Angles crossed Las Vegas Valley. Antonio Armijo, a merchant in Santa Fe, commanded the train and roughly sixty men. The successful completion of the journey opened a trade route between the two Mexican provinces of New Mexico and California.

Following the "longest, crookedest, most arduous pack mule route in the history of America," Armijo's party and others brought woolen goods to Los Angeles and returned to Santa Fe driving herds of valuable mules and horses. Later termed the Old Spanish Trail, this route was the principal means of transportation between the two Mexican territories, until the end of the Mexican War in 1848.
Marker Number141
Placed BySouthern Nevada Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 688631 N 3996815
Decimal Degrees36.09768333, -114.90461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 5.861', W 114° 54.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 5' 51.66" N, 114° 54' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1339 River Mountains Loop Trail, Henderson NV 89015, US
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