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La Bajada Historical Marker


Location of sign - Bicentennial Rest Area, I-25 South of Santa Fe at mile post 269


Photo taken- July 2008


La Bajada Historical Marker in New Mexico


Text of sign:


La Bajada 

La Bajada, or "the descent," marks the division between the Rio Arriba or "upper river," and the Rio Abajo, or "lower river," 

sections of New Mexico.  This steep and dangerous grade was long an obstacle to caravan traffic going from the Rio Grande

Valley to Santa Fe.


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