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Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Paisano Pass

 
 
Paisano Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
1. Paisano Pass Marker
Inscription.  Legend recounts that two Spaniards meeting here greeted each other "Mi Paisano" (My Countryman). First known to history when Juan Dominguez de Mendoza camped here on January 3, 1684. Well known after 1850 as a point on the Chihuahua Trail, an emigrant road to California.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3951.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHispanic AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1684.
 
Location. 30° 16.121′ N, 103° 48.997′ W. Marker is near Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is on US 90/67, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Marfa Army Air Field (approx. 3.9 miles away); Marfa Lights (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dedicated to the men and women who perished on September 11th, 2001 (approx.
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8.8 miles away); W. W. Townsend Home (approx. 10.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 11 miles away); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (approx. 11 miles away); Holland Hotel Building (approx. 11 miles away); Garcia-Valadez House (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
 
Also see . . .  Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Paisano Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 30, 2019
2. Paisano Pass Marker
Looking east back towards Alpine and Paisano Pass from the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
3. Looking east back towards Alpine and Paisano Pass from the marker
Marker is mounted on top of stone platform visible just left and in front of truck
Looking west towards Marfa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 23, 2009
4. Looking west towards Marfa
Marker visible just in front of truck
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,224 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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