Sumner Lake State Park - Lake Sumner, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 34° 36.311 W 104° 16.839
13S E 565956 N 3829495
Quick Description: This historical marker is on a road side pull out on Highway 203, just south of Highway 84, in Lake Sumner, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2021 12:33:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM149MW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 2

Long Description:
This historical marker is on a road side pull out on the west side of Highway 203, just south of Highway 84, in Lake Sumner. Highway 203 is the road you would take to the south end of the lake. There are now several markers and monuments here as well. There is plenty of room to park. The historical marker text is:

Lake Sumner was originally named Alamogordo Lake after Alamogordo Creek. The lake and surrounding land became a state park in 1960. In 1974, the lake and state park were renamed Sumner in honor of Colonial Edmond Vose Sumner who in the mid 19th Century established forts Craig, Fillmore, Thorn, and Union
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Link to History,Plaque or Sign:: Not listed

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