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Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove

 
 
Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove Marker
Inscription.
Texas Western College
In 1913 the Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of the School of Mines and Metallurgy as a branch of the University of Texas at El Paso. The name of this great co-educational, cultural and economic asset was changed to Texas Western College in 1949. On its campus, and among attractive Bhutanese-style buildings, is located the 30,000 seat capacity Sun Bowl stadium.

The Peace Grove
Beyond TWC in Mexico is the famous Peace Grove on the banks of the Rio Grande, across from historic Hart's Mill and old Fort Bliss. Here, Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexican Revolutionary forces, in 1911, met under the cottonwoods, with emissaries of President Porfirio Diaz. The parley was a stalemate. Later Madero defeated Diaz and became president of Mexico.
 
Erected 1962 by The State National Bank of El Paso.
 
Location. 31° 46.954′ N, 106° 28.798′ 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. Bien Venido! (here,
Mount Franklin Scenic Overlook (view west) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Mount Franklin Scenic Overlook (view west)
Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove Marker is the seventh marker along the wall.
next to this marker); The City of El Paso / Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (here, next to this marker); Mount Cristo Rey/ The Gadsden Purchase/ El Paso Smelting Works (here, next to this marker); The Chamizal Settlement (a few steps from this marker); The Rio Grande Irrigation Project (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); El Paso Lower Valley Missions/ Cordova Island/ The City and County of El Paso (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Additional keywords. Mexican Revolution
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Texas Western College and the Sun Bowl Stadium. • Photo of the Peace Grove. • Can you help?
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