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    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

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Picture of re-enactor Craig Morgan as Major James Carlton, circa 1853.

Ranger Craig Morgan in period costume to portray Major James Carlton who mapped the Salinas Missions in 1853.


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is located in central New Mexico, with a headquarters and visitor center in downtown Mountainair, NM.




The nearby Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest offers wonderful scenic driving, hiking and camping opportunities in the Manzano Mountains.


Also nearby is Manano Mountain State Park.


Did You Know?

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The caravan that supplied the missions only arrived every three years. Included in one year’s shipment was 45 gallons of sacramental wine, 42 pounds of prepared candle wax, and 26 gallons of lamp oil for illuminating the altar.