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ID: 7013869
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Las Cruces (inhabited place)  Las Cruces (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 18 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 106 46 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -106.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in S New Mexico near Rio Grande River; Spanish name means "the crosses," referring to the massacre of some 40 travelers by Apache Indians in 1830 on this site.

Names:
Las Cruces (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New Mexico (state)  ............  New Mexico (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Dona Ana county (county)  ................  Dona Ana county (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Las Cruces (inhabited place)  ....................  Las Cruces (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1848 & incorporated 1907
town (C)
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  for livestock & for cotton, pecans, sugar beets, alfalfa & melons irrigated by Elephant Butte Dam
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for cottonseed oil
educational center (C)  ............  for New Mexico State University (1888), in nearby University Park
tourist center (C)  ............  for nearby White Sands National Monument, Fort Fillmore (1851), Fort Seldon (1865) & Indian village of Tortugas

Sources and Contributors:
Las Cruces..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 505
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 169
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35012947
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 651
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 505
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 169
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35012947
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 651
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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