New Mexico Scenic Historic Markers in Rio Arriba County

New Mexico Scenic Historic Marker: Chama
US Route 64/84 South of Chama
1 August 2010
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Population 1,090 - Elevation 7,860

From a small crossroads town, Chama became an important site on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad after 1880. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the remnant of the San Juan Extension, a narrow-gauge line which once served the mining areas of southwestern Colorado.

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