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

The Airmen

 
 
Airmen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
1. Airmen Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the Airmen who, like the stage drivers before them, challenged the elements through this pass with the pioneer spirit and courage which resulted in a vast system of airline transport known as "American Airlines".
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The above inscription appears on the memorial marker placed at the summit of Guadalupe Peak by American Airlines on the centennial of the transcontinental overland mail pioneered by the Butterfield Stage Line passing near this site September 29, 1858 en route to San Francisco.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1858.
 
Location. 31° 53.599′ N, 104° 49.036′ W. Marker is in Pine Springs, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is on U.S. 180/62, on the left when traveling east. Located near the second entrance to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, just east of the main park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Flat TX 79847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruins of "The Pinery" or "Pine Spring" Stage Stand (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Mail (within shouting distance of this marker); Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "Committee of Five" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frijole Historic Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frijole School House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Guadalupe Peak (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Springs.
 
Airmen marker side-by-side with "The Pinery" marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
2. Airmen marker side-by-side with "The Pinery" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,626 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2010, by James R. Kuntz of Warrenton, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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