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In memory of:all Servicemen and Womenof the Armed Forceswho served their God and Country Dedicated July 4, 1957by Ray McCorkle Post No. 3242Veterans of Foreign Wars
Conservation made possible by grants fromUnited States Department of CommerceEconomic Development AdministrationNew MexicoAmerican Revolution Bicentennial Commissionand by matching funds from theTown of Mesillaand individual contributions1976~1977
Overland mail stage line,St. Louis to San Francisco1858-1861Forerunner to the Pony Express
After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which concluded the Mexican War in 1848, the Mexican government commissioned Cura Ram?n Ortiz to settle Mesilla. He brought families from New Mexico and from Paso del Norte (modern Ci?dad Ju?rez) to populate …
Confederate Soldiers whoserved in Gen Sibley's Brigwith Maj Trevanion T Teelwere buried here when ConfFlag was flying over Old Albuqerquein April 1862
The decisive battle of the Civil Warin New Mexico was fought at thesummit of Glorietta Pass on March 28, 1862. Union troopswon the battle when a party ofColorado Volunteers burned the Confederate supply wagons, thus destroyingSouthern hopes for ta…
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 …
One of the few battles of the Mexican War to be fought in New Mexico occured near here on Christmas Day, 1846. U.S. troops under Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan defeated a Mexican army commanded by General Antonio Ponce de Le?n. Two days later, Doni…
Juan de Oñate, first governor of New Mexico, passed near here with his colonizing expedition in May, 1598. Traveling north, he designated official campsites (called parajes) on the Camino Real, used by expeditions that followed. In Oñate's carav…
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.