El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mount Cristo Rey/ The Gadsden Purchase/ El Paso Smelting Works
Erected 1962 by the State National Bank of El Paso, Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 31° 46.953′ N, 106° 28.794′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2208 Scenic Drive, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chamizal Settlement (here, next to this marker); The City of El Paso / Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (here, next to this marker); Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove (here, next to this marker); Bien Venido! (a few steps from this marker); The Rio Grande Irrigation Project (a few steps from this marker); The Franklin Mountains (a few steps from this marker); The Rainmakers of 1891El Paso Lower Valley Missions/ Cordova Island/ The City and County of El Paso (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
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Also see . . .
1. Mount Cristo Rey. Dedicated in 1940, this monument to Christ was the vision of Fr. Lourdes Costa, a local parish priest, who in 1933 after looking out the back window of his residence in the community of Smeltertown, envisioned erecting a monument at the summit of this glorious mountain. (Submitted on November 19, 2010.)
2. Gadsden Purchase Treaty : December 30, 1853. A transcription of the treaty signed by Franklin Pierce. (Submitted on November 20, 2010.)
Additional keywords. International Boundaries
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on October 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on February 5, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.