El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove
Erected 1962 by The State National Bank of El Paso.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics • Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 31° 46.954′ 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. Bien Venido! (here, next to this marker); The City of El Paso / Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (here, next to this marker); Mount Cristo Rey/ The Gadsden Purchase/ El Paso Smelting Works (here, next to this marker); The Chamizal Settlement (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 1891 (a few steps from this marker); El Paso Lower Valley Missions/ Cordova Island/ The City and County of El Paso (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
Regarding Texas Western College/ The Peace Grove. In 1966, the University of Texas Board of Regents saw the need to unite the many educational institutions under their jurisdiction, so for a final time, the school adopted a new banner. Texas Western College of the University of Texas at El Paso was shortened to The University of Texas at El Paso. (from https://www.utep.edu/engineering/about-us/history.html).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Heinz Landeck of El Paso, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Texas Western College (now again the University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP) and the Sun Bowl Stadium. • Photo of the Peace Grove. • Can you help?