Trail of the Forty-Niners
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 58.919 W 105° 04.758
13S E 492762 N 3871047
Quick Description: New Mexico Historical Marker located on the truck side of the rest area at mile marker 252 along westbound I-40, west of Santa Rosa, providing a sound-byte for the less used trail to California blazed by Randolph Marcy and James H. Simpson in 1849.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2021 8:00:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM154QQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
A Points of Interest map is on the reverse of the marker, while the front has the following text:

To give gold-seekers another route to California, Capt. Randolph B. Marcy and Lt. James H. Simpson opened a wagon road from Arkansas to New Mexico in 1849. Marcy's Road, although very popular with the Forty-Niners, still was never as well-traveled as the Santa Fe Trail. Here the route parallels I-40 to Albuquerque.
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