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Mesilla Plaza

Las Cruces, New Mexico
County of Dona Ana.
2 miles south of Las Cruces on Mexico 28
National Register Number: 66000475
Resource type: District.
Property type: Landscape - plaza. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Historic District: www.oldmesilla.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Mesilla was founded in 1848 by the Mexican Government to bring Mexican citizens from terrritory recently ceded to the United States into Mexican domain; by the terms of the Gadsden Purchase Treaty (1851), the town became part of the United States. The town retains the flavor of a Mexican village.

The plaza is in good condition.

There are no changes since the last report.

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