Wagon Mound (NRIS 66000478)
E of Wagon Mound on U.S. 85,
New Mexico. County/parish: Mora.
2 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Wagon Mound National Historic Landmark
- The Wagon Mound is a butte that was a major landmark for pioneers along the Cimarron Cutoff of the Old Santa Fe Trail, a well-known settlement route connecting St. Louis, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is located just east of Wagon Mound, New Mexico, a village named after the butte. The butte is a designated National Historic Landmark, along with Santa Clara Canyon, a site just northwest of the village where travelers on the trail frequently camped and took on water. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000478