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El Paso International Airport / The Butterfield Trail / Refinery Area

 
 
The Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. The Butterfield Trail Marker
Inscription.
[Left:]
El Paso International Airport
One of the nation's finest and busiest major airports and general aviation centers, dedicated in 1928. Elevation is 3,936 feet with a total area of 3,878 acres and tremendous runways measuring up to 12,000 feet. Strict liaison with Biggs AFB and Ft. Bliss has resulted in the most efficient and mutually satisfactory operation, both civilian and military, possible to attain.

[Center]
The Butterfield Trail
Eastward U.S. Highway 62-180 in places parallels the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route, which ran from Tipton, Mo. to San Francisco. Traveling 1200 miles in 14 days, the first stage arrived in El Paso September 30, 1858. Out some 25 miles on this same route is Hueco Tanks, an early day Indian rendezvous and watering stop, while 154 miles from El Paso is the world renowned Carlsbad Caverns National Park, discovered in 1901.

[Right]
Refinery Area
Here the huge Phelps-Dodge Refining Corp. plant, the world's largest electrolytic copper refinery, produces one fourth of the nation's refined copper. Here, too, terminate crude oil pipelines serving the large refineries of the Standard Oil Company of Texas and Texaco, Inc. Here also, the lines of the vast El Paso Natural Gas
El Paso International Airport - <i>Left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. El Paso International Airport - Left
Company reach El Paso, its headquarters city, on their way westward.
 
Erected 1962.
 
Location. 31° 46.961′ N, 106° 28.777′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2208 Scenic Drive, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scenic Drive (here, next to this marker); William Beaumont General Hospital /Biggs Air Force Base / Fort Bliss (here, next to this marker); The Rio Grande Rectification Project (here, next to this marker); El Paso Lower Valley Missions/ Cordova Island/ The City and County of El Paso (a few steps from this marker); The Franklin Mountains (a few steps from this marker); The Rainmakers of 1891 (a few steps from this marker); The Rio Grande Irrigation Project (a few steps from this marker); The Chamizal Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Also see . . .
1. El Paso International Airport History. The creation of the Airport was encouraged by Charles A. Lindbergh on September 24, 1927 while visiting El Paso. (Submitted on November 13, 2010.) 

2. Butterfield Overland Stage Route
The Butterfield Trail - <i>Center</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. The Butterfield Trail - Center
. On September 15, 1857, 56 year old John Butterfield of the John Butterfield Company was awarded the mail contract by Congress to deliver mail to and from California. (Submitted on November 13, 2010.) 

3. History of Phelps Dodge Corporation. (Submitted on November 13, 2010.)
 
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Refinery Area - <i>Right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
4. Refinery Area - Right
Mount Franklin Scenic Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
5. Mount Franklin Scenic Area
The Butterfield Trail Marker is just beyond telescopes.
Wide view of the El Paso International Airport / The Butterfield Trail / Refinery Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 19, 2013
6. Wide view of the El Paso International Airport / The Butterfield Trail / Refinery Area Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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