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Sandia Mountain Medallion Trees

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Medallion trees. They were begun by an unknown person in the 1920s.  Whoever did it took core samples and then placed a medallion commemorating an event that was as old as the tree. The tradition has continued and there are now 84 known trees. The old medallions were covered by a cap which is why they are in such good shape. This medallion was placed in 1928.

Below is a downloadable PDF file showing the location of all of the trees.

Click Here for a photo album by Vivian Heyward showing many of the medallions.

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Mike Lord

4th generation Santa Fe Gringo.

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  • Comment Link Vivian Heyward Saturday, 04 August 2018 21:31 posted by Vivian Heyward

    I’ve been using your list for Sandia Mountains Medallions and am having fun hiking all the trails, locating the medallions, photograhing them, and creating a google photo album. Over the past 3 years, I’ve found 69 of the 84 listed medallions. I recently noted that 3 medallions have been removed from their trees: Robert II Crowned King Of Scotland was there may 7 but Aug 1, 2018 it was gone, Boston Tea Party and Ohio 17th State are missing also but the nail used to mount the medallion remains in the tree. I hope whoever is removing these will feel some guilt and decide to return them to the trees. I am attaching a link to my google photo album called Sandia Medallion Trees.

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