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Sunset Heights in El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Paso del Rio del Norte

 
 
El Paso del Rio del Norte Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 25, 2007
1. El Paso del Rio del Norte Marker
Inscription.  On May 4, 1598, Don Juan de Oņate, Adelantado and Capitain-General, Governor of New Mexico, first named El Paso del Rio del Norte.

Through this old pass, the lowest snow-free feasible route from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Rocky Mountains, extend today the great trunk lines of telegraph and railroad. The city of El Paso marks the place and perpetuates the name.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1427.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1992.
 
Location. 31° 45.73′ N, 106° 30.556′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. It is in Sunset Heights. Marker can be reached from West Paisano Drive, on the right when traveling south. Near Old Fort Bliss, the marker is near the parking lot of the La Hacienda Restaurant‎. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 W Paisano Dr, El Paso TX 79922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Simeon Hart (here, next to this marker); Capt. James W. Magoffin (here, next to this marker); The Camino Real (here, next to this marker); Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wallace Apartments (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early El Paso Water Systems (approx. ū mile away); Burges House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
View looking west into Mexico from the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 25, 2007
2. View looking west into Mexico from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,460 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 12, 2024