Dr. Meta L.Christy

Dr. Meta L.Christy (HMUVC)

Location: Las Vegas, NM 87701 San Miguel County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 35.877', W 105° 12.817'

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Meta L. Christy, DO, is recognized by the American Osteopathic Association as the first black osteopath. Dr. Christy graduated in 1921 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as its first black graduate. The College gives an annual award in her name. She established her lifelong private practice with quiet dignity when there were no women physicians or osteopaths in local hospitals and few blacks in Las Vegas.

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New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
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Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 480649 N 3939377
Decimal Degrees35.59795000, -105.21361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 35.877', W 105° 12.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 35' 52.62" N, 105° 12' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 749-799 I-25 Business Loop, Las Vegas NM 87701, US
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