NM-034 Pilar

Marker text: PILAR

In 1795, twenty-five families were granted land along the R’o Grande at Pilar, then known as Cieneguilla. The Battle of Cieneguilla was fought at Embudo Mountain near here in March 1854. A large force of Utes and Apaches inflicted heavy losses on sixty dragoons from Cantonment Burgwin near Taos.

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