Near Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(1877 - 1941)
Won seat in legislature in 1902-starting 29-year public career. He authored many bills to benefit working man. Served in Texas Senate 1907-1919. During this time, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, 1909.
Served in U.S. Congress 1919-1931. Upheld sending U.S. force to defend El Pasoans endangered by Mexican Revolutionary fighting.
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 907.)
Location. 31° 12.794′ N, 105° 29.613′ W. Marker is near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in Hudspeth County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 98, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the eastbound Interstate 10 rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Sierra Blanca TX 79851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudspeth County Courthouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fort Quitman (approx. 8.4 miles away); America's Second Transcontinental Railroad Hudspeth County (approx. 8½ miles away); Sierra Blanca Methodist Church (approx. 8½ miles away); The Killing of General J. J. Byrne (approx. 8½ miles away); August Fransal (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Biography of Claude Hudspeth. (Submitted on April 11, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. 2. submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.