National Back Country Byway
—From Riches to Ruins —Why is it called Lake Valley? The town was originally located north of here, and during the 1870's derived its name from nearby relic lake beds. At that time it was just a small stage stop. That location was flooded, and the small settlement was moved about a mile to the southwest. It was moved again in 1882 to the present location after the discovery of an amazingly large and pure silver ore body. The deposit was christened the "Bridal Chamber" because of the sparkle from its crystal encrusted walls.
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|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 259354 N 3622605|
|Decimal Degrees||32.71498333, -107.56748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 42.899', W 107° 34.049'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 42' 53.94" N, 107° 34' 2.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near NM-27, Hillsboro NM 88042, US|
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