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Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Paisano Pass

 
 
Paisano Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
1. Paisano Pass Marker
Inscription. Legend recounts that two Spaniards meeting here greeted each other "Mi Paisano" (My Countryman). First known to history when Juan Dominguez de Mendoza camped here on January 3, 1684. Well known after 1850 as a point on the Chihuahua Trail, an emigrant road to California.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3951.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 16.119′ N, 103° 48.99′ W. Marker is near Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is on US 90/67, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Marfa Army Air Field (approx. 4 miles away); Marfa Lights (approx. 4 miles away); Dedicated to the men and women who perished on September 11th, 2001 (approx. 8.8 miles away); W. W. Townsend Home (approx. 10.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 11 miles away); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument
Looking east back towards Alpine and Paisano Pass from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
2. Looking east back towards Alpine and Paisano Pass from the marker
Marker is mounted on top of stone platform visible just left and in front of truck
(approx. 11 miles away); Holland Hotel Building (approx. 11 miles away); Garcia-Valadez House (approx. 11 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marfa.
 
Also see . . .  Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
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Looking west towards Marfa image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
3. Looking west towards Marfa
Marker visible just in front of truck
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,081 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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