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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
2006.
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.

Condition:
Currently, there are no threats to the landmark

There have been no changes since the last reporting period.


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