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Near Pine Springs in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

 
 
Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
1. Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center Marker
Inscription.  We are not recognizing development. We are recognizing another important link in bringing others to know and love this land, its plants and animals, and its human history. When completed, this new visitor center will greet many who will, for the first time, learn about a place where humankind is only a visitor, and where wilderness is a vivid reminder of the chain of life the planet must depend on for survival.

Karen Wade, Superintendent of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 1988.
 
Erected 1988.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural ResourcesNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1988.
 
Location. 31° 53.662′ N, 104° 49.319′ W. Marker is near Pine Springs, Texas, in Culberson County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Flat TX 79847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Committee of Five" (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. ¼ mile
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away); The Airmen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ruins of "The Pinery" or "Pine Spring" Stage Stand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frijole Historic Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Frijole School House (approx. 1½ miles away); Guadalupe Peak (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Springs.
 
More about this marker. Set on top of a stone wall.
 
Marker set on top of stone wall. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
2. Marker set on top of stone wall.
The Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
3. The Visitor Center
Guadalupe Mountains National Park entrance sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
4. Guadalupe Mountains National Park entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2010, by James R. Kuntz of Warrenton, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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