Taos historical marker New Mexico Kit Carson display Historical Site marker sign attraction education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination Charles Bent historic marker historic site Mountain Men signage Taos County Taos Pueblo attractive destination educating info Southwest tourist attraction history no people text appealing tourism travel United States historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs United States of America color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites colour image destinations outside tourist attractions Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org day time NM day-time US words color images daylight outdoors USA verticals colour images natural light outsides U.S. U.S.A.
Population 3369 Ñ Elevation 6983 ft.
The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the ÒMountain Men,Ó and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the anti-U.S. insurrection of 1847. In the early 1900Õs, Taos developed as a colony for artists and writers.