Rabbit Ears (Clayton, New Mexico)

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Rabbit Ears
Rabbit Ears Mtns NM.jpg
Oblique air photo facing north in August 2011.
Rabbit Ears (Clayton, New Mexico) is located in New Mexico
Rabbit Ears (Clayton, New Mexico)
Nearest city Clayton, New Mexico
Coordinates 36°35′32″N 103°13′28″W / 36.59222°N 103.22444°W / 36.59222; -103.22444Coordinates: 36°35′32″N 103°13′28″W / 36.59222°N 103.22444°W / 36.59222; -103.22444
Area 15,250 acres (61.7 km2)[1]
Built 1823
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000499
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHLD May 23, 1963[3]

Rabbit Ears is a pair of mountain peaks that were landmarks over the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. The Clayton Complex includes that, another mountain peak, and three camps between them: McNees Crossing, Turkey Creek Camp, and Rabbit Ears Camp.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963.[1][3] It figures largely in Louis L'Amour's novel Mustang Man.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard Greenwood (December 31, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Rabbit Ears (Clayton Complex) / Clayton Complex" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1975 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Rabbit Ears". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

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