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Funeral Homes in Fort Wingate, NM
Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Fort Wingate.
Suburbs of Fort Wingate: McGaffey, Perea.
Zip codes in the city: 87316.
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Facts about Fort Wingate, New Mexico
Fort Wingate is near Gallup, New Mexico. There were two locations in New Mexico that had this name. The first one was located near San Rafael. The new location called Ft. Wingate was established on the southern edge of the Navajo territory in 1868. The initial purpose of the fort was to control the large Navajo tribe to its north. It was involved with the Navajo's Long Walk. From 1870 onward the garrison was concerned with Apaches to the south and hundreds of Navajo Scouts were enlisted at the fort through 1890.
Fort Wingate Obituaries
* It was the staging point for Navajos being sent on the Long Walk *1873 - 1886 Participated in Apache Wars with troops and recruited Navajo Scouts. Fauntleroy, for whom the Fort was originally named, joined the Confederates. Benjamin Wingate, 5th US Infantry, who received wounds to his legs during the Battle of Valverde. It was designed to house 4 companies of troops. *1860 A temporary post Fort Fauntleroy was established at Bear Springs (Ojo del Oso), a place visited by Navajos.
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