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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
Kit Carson was ordered by Canby to bring 4 companies of the First New Mexico Volunteers to the fort to control the Navajo. Fauntleroy, for whom the Fort was originally named, joined the Confederates.
*1860 A temporary post Fort Fauntleroy was established at Bear Springs (Ojo del Oso), a place visited by Navajos. *1878 there were 137 troops at Fort Wingate. *1860 A temporary post Fort Fauntleroy was established at Bear Springs (Ojo del Oso), a place visited by Navajos. Wingate to Chaco Canyon and camped there several days to quell a possible uprising by Navajo *1914 Over 2,000 Mexican soldiers and their families were given refuge at the fort from the Mexican Civil War *1918 Fort Wingate focus turned from Navajo to World War I .
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