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Carson, Kit, House

Taos, New Mexico
County of Taos.
113 Kit Carson Road
National Register Number: 66000948
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-1 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1963):
From 1843 until his death, this was the home of Christopher "Kit" Carson (1809-1868), American frontiersman and legendary hero of the "Old West." A contemporary who knew him well once said that he was "first in every quality which constitutes excellence in a mountaineer." Carson purchased this U-shaped, Spanish Colonial structure when he married Josefa Jaramillo, the daughter of a leading family of Taos.

Overall, the landmark is in good shape.

The NHL has received a couple of grants for exhibit design and fabrication and one for employee training.

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