Burro Cienega

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Burro Cienega, a stream that arises at an elevation of 5990 feet, at 32°28′48″N 108°27′05″W / 32.48000°N 108.45139°W / 32.48000; -108.45139, in the Big Burro Mountains, in Grant County and whose mouth is at 4196 feet at a playa about 5.5 miles southeast of Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.[1]

History[edit]

Ojo Ynez, a spring, and watering place on the old road from Janos, Chihuahua to the Santa Rita copper mines was located in the valley of the Burro Cienega two miles up stream from where the road crossed the stream just northeast of Soldiers Farewell Hill. It was subsequently a watering place on Cooke's Wagon Road and the route of the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line, 10 miles southwest of Ojo de Vaca (Cow Spring)[2] and 2 miles northeast of the later Soldier's Farewell Stage Station on the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burro Cienaga
  2. ^ Table of distances from Texas Almanac, 1859, Book, ca. 1859; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123765/ accessed November 12, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas
  3. ^ List of Stations from New York Times, October 14 1858, Itinerary of the Route

Coordinates: 32°18′28″N 108°37′23″W / 32.30778°N 108.62306°W / 32.30778; -108.62306