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Anthony in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Paso

 
 
El Paso Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. El Paso Marker
Inscription.  Largest U.S. city on the Mexican border. Named for the mountain pass. Historic gateway for Indians, priests, gold-seekers, traders, stages. Federal troops occupied this area longer than any other in Texas during the Civil War. Agricultural, industrial and military center. Texas Western College, Spanish missions.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1423.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 31° 58.95′ N, 106° 35.073′ W. Marker is in Anthony, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 1. Marker is at the north end of the Texas Visitor Center (rest area) on east bound I-10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony TX 79821, 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. Texas (here, next to this marker); Oñate’s Route (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); Brazito Battlefield
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(approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); La Salineta (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 9 miles away); MIM-23 Surface-to-Air Missile System (approx. 10 miles away in New Mexico); Paraje de los Brazitos (approx. 10.6 miles away in New Mexico). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anthony.
 
El Paso Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. El Paso Marker
El Paso Marker is in center of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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