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San Elizario in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Salt War

 
 
Salt War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Salt War Marker
Inscription. Resentment over private control of the salt lakes in the region, often called Guadalupe Lakes, in 1877 led to the El Paso Salt War which entailed the loss of many lives and much property.
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 4501.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 35.102′ N, 106° 16.401′ W. Marker is in San Elizario, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on San Elizario Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario TX 79849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Elizario (here, next to this marker); Los Portales (a few steps from this marker); San Elizario Chapel (a few steps from this marker); San Elizario Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Thanksgiving (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named San Elizario (within shouting distance of this
Salt War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 19, 2018
2. Salt War Marker
marker); The Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan de Onate Expedition - 1598 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Elizario.
 
Also see . . .  El Paso Salt War. The El Paso Salt War began in the late 1860s as a struggle between El Paso businessmen W.W. Mills, Albert J. Fountain, and Louis Cardis in an attempt to acquire title to the salt deposits near the base of the Guadalupe Mountains. (Submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Salt War Marker (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. Salt War Marker (on left)
San Elizario Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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