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Pilar
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 36° 16.080 W 105° 47.324
13S E 429154 N 4013962
Quick Description: This marker is located on the road between Taos and Santa Fe.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 7:11:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM20WC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
Views: 44

Long Description:
In 1795, 25 families were granted land along the Rio Grande at Pilar, then known as Cieneguilla. The Battle of Cieneguilla was fought at Embudo Mountain near here in March 1854. A large force of Utes and Apaches inflicted heavy losses on 60 dragoons from Cantonment Burgwin near Taos.

Pilar is located on the southwestern edge of the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. The BLM managed recreation area is neslted along the banks of the Rio Grande and offers visitors a wide variety of recreation opportunities.
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