On Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am the Jacob Bennett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will re-dedicate the Historic Marker in Whitewater Canyon at the Catwalk, just outside of Glenwood, New Mexico.
The historic marker describes the history of mining in Whitewater Canyon and was originally placed at the picnic area at the Catwalk on June 5, 1966. The marker was produced and installed through the combined efforts of the New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution, New Mexico Children of the American Revolution and the U. S. Forest Service.
In the spring of 2012, with the anticipated flooding of Whitewater Canyon, the historic marker was removed and stored at the Glenwood Ranger District Headquarters. The wooden sign also needed some repairs and needed to be repainted. The Jacob Bennett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution coordinated the repairs and painting with J & J Signs in Silver City.
By September 2013 the historic marker was ready to be reinstalled, but fortunately was not, because during September there was a flood in Whitewater Canyon that probably would have destroyed the historic marker if it had been in place in Whitewater Canyon.
The newly refurbished historic marker was reinstalled in the spring of 2014 and the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to invite anyone who is interested to attend the re-dedication program on Saturday. For additional information, contact Regent, Lucy Whitmarsh at 575-574-8394 or firstname.lastname@example.org