Rabbit Ears

Also known as: Clayton Complex
NW of Clayton, Clayton, New Mexico

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Rabbit Ears Mtns NM

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Description 

A double-peaked mountain rising above level plains, this conspicuous landmark guided wagon trains on the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail across more than thirty miles of the Oklahoma panhandle. It was the focal point for a series of camps and landmarks that are conveniently grouped as the Clayton Complex: McNees Crossing, Turkey Creek Camp, Mt. Dora, and Round Mountain. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000499
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Road-related; Camp; Conservation area
Current function
Agricultural fields
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1823; 1868
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 5

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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