NM-021 Cerrillos

Marker text: CERRILLOS

Elevation 5,688 ft.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the mineral rich area around Cerrillos produced turquoise, which was broadly traded across the American Southwest and into MŽxico. An early settlement of Los Cerrillos harbored Spanish refugees from the 1680 Revold, but the present community was not founded until the lead strick of 1879.

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