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El Paso del Rio del Norte

 
 
El Paso del Rio del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 25, 2007
1. El Paso del Rio del Norte Marker
Inscription. On May 4, 1598, Don Juan de Oņate, Adelantado and Capitain-General, Governor of New Mexico, first named El Paso del Rio del Norte.

Through this old pass, the lowest snow-free feasible route from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Rocky Mountains, extend today the great trunk lines of telegraph and railroad. The city of El Paso marks the place and perpetuates the name.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1427.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.73′ N, 106° 30.556′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from West Paisano Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Near Old Fort Bliss, the marker is near the parking lot of the La Hacienda Restaurant‎. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 W Paisano Dr,, El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Simeon Hart (here, next to this marker); Capt. James W. Magoffin (here, next to this marker); Camino Real (here, next to this marker); Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters
View looking west into Mexico from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 25, 2007
2. View looking west into Mexico from the marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burges House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Paso Union Passenger Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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