(1860 - 1943)Arriving in the silver mining boomtown of Kingston in 1886, Sadie Jane Creech Orchard is arguably the most colorful woman in New Mexico history. Sadie opened brothels, worked as a prostitute, built and operated hotels, restaurants, and co-owned and drove for a regional stagecoach line. During World War I she tended to the less fortunate, and in the 1918 flu pandemic nursed children and cared for the sick and dying. New Mexico writer Erna Fergusson wrote of her "For a bad woman, Sadie was one of the best."
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|Placed By||New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 259934 N 3645429|
|Decimal Degrees||32.92078333, -107.56721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 55.247', W 107° 34.033'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 55' 14.82" N, 107° 34' 1.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10715 NM-152, Hillsboro NM 88042, US|
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