La Angostura

La Angostura (HMLW6)

Location: Algodones, NM 87001 Sandoval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 22.428', W 106° 29.644'

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Near here the Rio Grande Valley closes into a narrow pass (angostura). Control of this pass was critical to the safety of the trade along the Camino Real, so this area has been the focus of fortifications since the early 17th century. The 18th century settlement of Algodones developed as a result of continuing Spanish efforts to control the pass and nearby fords of the Rio Grande.
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HM NumberHMLW6
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series
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Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 364281 N 3915521
Decimal Degrees35.37380000, -106.49406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.428', W 106° 29.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 25.68" N, 106° 29' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1332-1338 Pan American Central Hwy, Algodones NM 87001, US
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