Fort Union National Monument


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Fort Union National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Fort Union National Monument

Address:PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753

Phone:505-425-8025
Fax:505-454-1155
Web: www.nps.gov/foun/
Size: 721 acres.
Established: Established on June 28, 1954.
Location:In Watrous, New Mexico, 8 miles north of I-25 at the end of NM 161.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Self-guided tour, living history talks and demonstrations.
Special Features:Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During it's forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest, and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supply depot for the southwest. A large network of Santa Fe Trail ruts is still visible on the prairie.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Fort Union National Monument is 26 miles north of town on I-25.
The National Parks Arts Foundation, (NPAF) a 501(c)3 non-profit, working with the National Park Service at Fort Union National Monument provided the inaugural Fort Union National Monument Artist-in-Residence program.
Also attending will be the President of the National Parks Arts Foundation, Tanya Ortega, Emmy award-winning Filmmaker and Activist Ylonda Viola, the Fort Union National Monument Artist-in-Residence, Marlene Alt.
"National Parks have always welcomed artistic interpretations in support of land advocacy," said Charles Strickfaden, superintendent of Fort Union National Monument. "We are pleased to host artists who communicate complex and contemporary issues through their chosen medium."
Fort Union National Monument, located in Mora County near Watrous, New Mexico, was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest.
The Fort Union National Monument, in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) announced today the establishment of a new program to host an artist in residence at the Monument, the Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence (AiR) program.
The Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence program will offer educational public programming, lecture(s) or workshop(s) during their residency.
For more information on Fort Union National Monument's Artist-in Residence program, go to: www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org, email info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org or call 505-715-6492.

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