White Sands, New Mexico: Father and Son Vanished Here

Albert J. Fountain and his son Henry vanished near this spot in 1896, according to a historical marker. It's assumed they were killed by cattle rustlers.

Address:
US Hwy 70, White Sands, NM
Directions:
About 28 miles east of Las Cruces, at milepost 178, on the eastbound side of US Hwy 70.
Admission:
Free
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Father and Son Vanished Here

Nice big pullover at this historic marker - suitable for RV or other big vehicles.

[Peggy Harmann, 04/25/2019]

Disappearance marker.

Albert and Henry Fountain Disappearance Marker

Mr. Fountain and his son Henry were heading home to Mesilla from Lincoln and both disappeared in the White Sands desert area.

[Rose, 10/06/2015]

This relatively new marker replaces an earlier version, which claimed that it was their murder site. The date was Feb. 1, 1896. They were presumably killed by cattle rustlers.


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