The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) made New Mexico part of the United States. In 1849, the first Army expedition reached El Morro, and it was at this time Inscription Rock acquired its name. Emigrants to California also used the route through El Morro, as did Mormon settlers, Puebloan, and Navajo people. However, after 1881, when the first train crossed over the Continental Divide, the El Morro route ceased to be a common thoroughfare. Learn more on the NPS webpage The Americans.
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  • Late 1800s Longrifle Late 1800s Longrifle
  • Late 1800s Longrifle, Plate Stamp Late 1800s Longrifle, Plate Stamp
  • Late 1800s Longrifle, Barrel Stamp Late 1800s Longrifle, Barrel Stamp
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  • Bronze Camel Bells Bronze Camel Bells
  • Bronze Camel Bells, Detail Bronze Camel Bells, Detail
  • Bronze Camel Bells, Alternate View Bronze Camel Bells, Alternate View
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  • Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver
  • Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, Barrel Stamp Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, Barrel Stamp
  • Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, Serial Number Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, Serial Number
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  • 1860 Colt Cartridge Case 1860 Colt Cartridge Case
  • Black Leather Cavalry Boots Black Leather Cavalry Boots
  • Metal Ring Metal Ring
  • Historic Cast of the Vargas Inscription Historic Cast of the Vargas Inscription
  • Historic Cast of the Archuleta Inscription Historic Cast of the Archuleta Inscription
  • Historic Cast of the Hurtado/Truxillo Inscription Historic Cast of the Hurtado/Truxillo Inscription
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  • Iron Nail Head Iron Nail Head
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  • Wrought Iron Chain Wrought Iron Chain
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  • Iron Nail Tip Iron Nail Tip
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  • Copper Clad Bullet Jacket Copper Clad Bullet Jacket
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  • Copper Cartridge Case Copper Cartridge Case
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  • Copper Cartridge Case Copper Cartridge Case
  • Copper Cartridge Case, Alternate View Copper Cartridge Case, Alternate View
  • Metal Ring Metal Ring
  • Metal Ring, Alternate View Metal Ring, Alternate View
  • Metal Semi-circular Object Metal Semi-circular Object
  • Bridle Bit Bridle Bit