Women of the Camino Real

Women of the Camino Real (HMUCL)

Location: Magdalena, NM 87825 Socorro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.28', W 107° 8.254'

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In 1598 the first Spanish settlers in New Mexico traveled up the Camino Real from north-central Mexico. Of the 560 people so far identified on that expedition, at least 20 percent were women. They came on foot, on wagons or horseback, and were the first of thousands of women who suffered the arduous journey traveling back and forth, sometimes more than once, on the trail.

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The legacy of these women is evident from place names, communities like Socorro, which bear their names. Some women came as heads-of-households while others followed their husbands and families. Some even came as slaves. They all played an important role in expanding and colonizing New Mexico. Women defined the culture, history and traditions of New Mexico throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 301710 N 3722220
Decimal Degrees33.62133333, -107.13756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.28', W 107° 8.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 16.80" N, 107° 8' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Canam Hwy, Magdalena NM 87825, US
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