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Langtry in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Eagle’s Nest

 
 
Eagle's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
1. Eagle's Nest Marker
Inscription. Humans are believed to have traveled through the remote and dramatic landscape near the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande for centuries. For years, the cliff across the river from this site was home to a pair of golden eagles, whose nest gave name to the canyon and crossing downstream from it, as well as the community that began on this side of the Rio Grande as a railroad camp. The crossing was used by Indian tribes, ranchers, soldiers and Texas Rangers. The town, later known as Langtry, grew due to efforts of the Torres family, who owned the townsite and provided water for steam locomotives. Even after the town's name changed, the Eagle's Nest was a well-known landmark.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13175.)
 
Location. 29° 48.25′ N, 101° 33.397′ W. Marker is in Langtry, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is on Torres Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Langtry TX 78871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Thomas Hill (a few steps from this marker); Fitzsimmons-Maher Prizefight (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Torres Family
The Marker seen side-by-side with "Robert Thomas Hill" marker. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
2. The Marker seen side-by-side with "Robert Thomas Hill" marker.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Dodd (approx. 0.3 miles away); Langtry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jersey Lily Saloon - - 1882 - 1903 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Law West of the Pecos (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Bridges Over the Pecos (approx. 10.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Langtry.
 
More about this marker. There is some shotgun damage to the marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,767 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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