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Tucumcari -- Tucumcari NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 10.331 W 103° 41.625
13S E 618950 N 3892918
Quick Description: Second of two historic markers in a small roadside park east of Tucumcari on old US66
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 2:40:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9RX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 7

Long Description:
The second of two historic markers in this roadside pullout relates history of the town of Tucumcari itself.

This marker reads as follows:

"This area was troubled by both Comanches and Comancheros, New Mexicans who traded illegally with the Indians, until the military campaigns of 1874. With the coming of the railroad in 1898, Liberty, eight miles to the north, moved here to form the nucleus of Tucumcari, (incorporated in 1908). The Rock Island-Southern pacific Depot built in 1927 is an outstanding example of Mission Revival style depot and recently restored."
History::
http://www.stoppingpoints.com/nm/Quay/Tucumcari+(2).html


Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: [Web Link]

Additional Point: Not Listed

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