Embudo, New Mexico


Embudo, New Mexico

Embudo (also Embudo Station) is an unincorporated community in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. It is on NM State Road 68, 2.9 miles south of the intersection of NM State Road 75, where the Embudo River flows into the Rio Grande.

Embudo was founded in 1881 when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad opened a station (depot) there on its Chili Line. The station was named after the village San Antonio de Embudo,Julyan, Robert Hixson (1998) "Embudo" "The place names of New Mexico" (2nd ed.) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, p. 123, ISBN 0-8263-1688-3 ] located 2 miles up the Embudo River, and until 1902 both communities shared a post office and were known jointly as Embudo. In 1900, anticipating a separate post office in the village, San Antonio de Embudo changed its name to Dixon. When the Dixon post office opened in 1902, however, Embudo lost its post office. Embudo got a post office again in 1905 only to lose it in 1909. However, since 1914 Embudo has had its own post office.

Today, from the state road a wooden bridge crosses the Rio Grande to the "Embudo Historic District" which consists of the old railway station and associated buildings. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) gauging station at Embudo, to measure the flow of the Rio Grande, was the first (USGS) stream gauging station and was established by John Wesley Powell in 1888. Embudo was also the first USGS training center for hydrographers. [ [http://historicmarkers.newmexico.org/markers/detail.php?region=&id=134 "Embudo Stream-Gauging Station (Established in 1888)" New Mexico Historic Markers] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NM/Rio+Arriba/state.html "National Register of Historic Places: New Mexico - Rio Arriba County - Historic Districts"]
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/35/Embudo.html "Embudo, United States" fallingrain.com]
* [http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=abq&gage=embn5 noaa.gov: Rio Grande at Embudo]


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