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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Palo Alto Battlefield

- 1846 -

 
 
Palo Alto Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruben Reyna, National Park Service
1. Palo Alto Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
English:
On May 8, 1846 United States and Mexican troops clashed on the Palo Alto prairie. This was the first major battle in a two-year long conflict (U.S.-Mexican War) that ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, under which Meixoc ceded a large territory to the U.S. that included parts of California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

Español:
El 8 de mayo de 1846 las tropas de los Estados Unidos y México se enfrentaron en la pradera de Palo Alto. Esta fue la primera batalla importante del conflicto (Guerra México - Estados Unidos) que terminaria con el Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo en 1848 donde México llegaria a ceder una gran region a los Estados Unidos que incluia partes de California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Nuevo México y Tejas.

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Location. 26° 0.877′ N, 97° 28.861′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of Paredes Line Road and SH 550, on the
Palo Alto Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruben Reyna, National Park Service
2. Palo Alto Battlefield Marker
The marker is almost at center in this view, to the left of the cannon. Although the signage here says that the Palo Alto Battlefield is a National Historic Site, it has been upgraded recently to a National Historic Park.
right when traveling north on Paredes Line Road. Click for map. The marker is near to the pedestrian entrance gate to the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville TX 78526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Palo Alto (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 7.5 miles away); Battle of Palmito Ranch (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016.
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