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Wagon Mound

Wagon Mound, New Mexico
County of Mora.
East of Wagon Mound on U.S. 85
National Register Number: 66000478
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - natural feature. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1963):
Wagon Mound, a lone stone butte, was the last great landmark on the westward journey across the plains of northeastern New Mexico. It was a guidepost seen by all travelers on the High Plains section of the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. Santa Clara Spring, a natural camping spot two miles northwest of the mound, became the site of frequent Indian ambushes. Wagon Mound thus began to serve not only as a guide, but as a warning to travelers. Extensive ruts remain as evidence of the route of the trail.

Currently, there are no threats to the landmark

There have been no changes since the last reporting period.

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