Brigadier General D.S. Stanley, U.S.A.
Major J.G.C. Lee, Chief Quartermaster.
Captain T.A. Baldwin, 10th Cavy.
Officer in charge of Construction
Lieut. E.B. Ives, 19th Infty. . . . — — Map (db m79374) HM
Graduated from Fort Hancock High School, May 1951. In Korean War, earned Congressional Medal of Honor in lone 6-hour stand near Satae-ri, Korea, Sept. 6, 1952, enabling his unit to regain key terrain. He rejected offers of aid; was cited for . . . — — Map (db m60746) HM
Over one million years ago a large, shallow lake occupied this area. Salt deposits left behind as the lake dried up became an extremely important resource to the people of the El Paso Valley.
Salt was considered sacred to . . . — — Map (db m128276) HM
Resentment over private control of
the salt lakes in this region,
often called Guadalupe Lakes,
led to the El Paso Salt War
which entailed the loss of many
lives and much property — — Map (db m61508) HM
This West Texas ranch home is the most complete remnant of early farming and ranching enterprise in the Guadalupe Mountains. Two pioneer ranchers, the Rader brothers, settled here in the 1870s with a few cattle. Their home, which consisted of . . . — — Map (db m114377) HM
Great achievement in American history. Victory for statesmen, including Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, who early as 1845 had supported in the United States Congress the idea of a transcontinental railroad. This was effected in 1869, but a need . . . — — Map (db m118224) HM
One of the many fearless stage drivers who traveled on the Ben Ficklin Overland Mail Line from San Antonio to El Paso. On this dangerous route, threatened by wild Apaches, Fransal regularly drove his mule-drawn stage.
He served as a Texas . . . — — Map (db m60760) HM
State Senator and member of U.S. House of Representatives for whom Hudspeth County was named. Became a ranch worker at age 9 and editor-publisher of an Ozona newspaper at 16. Was largely self-educated.
Won seat in legislature in 1902-starting . . . — — Map (db m60747) HM
Site 16 miles southwest on Rio Grande on old military and stage road from San Antonio to El Paso. When U.S. posts were surrendered at outbreak of civil war, designated part confederate far western frontier defense line. Occupied by unit of Texas . . . — — Map (db m118230) HM
Formed from El Paso County
Created February 16, 1917
Organized August 25, 1917
Named in honor of
Claude Benton Hudspeth
Born in 1877
A native Texan
Holder of larger ranching interests
Member of the Texas Legislature
and the . . . — — Map (db m118227) HM
Hudspeth County created by the 35th legislature and organized September 4, 1917, by the following commissioners appointed by the governor of Texas.
T.D. Love B Bean Joe Gardner
J.M. Walling L.R. Millican
This adobe courthouse constructed . . . — — Map (db m118231) HM
Organized 1907. County's first Protestant church. Held service in a school until present structure was built 1909; adobe, with Gothic windows, bell tower. Early settlers of all faiths worshipped here.
Recorded Texas Historic . . . — — Map (db m60751) HM
One of the final acts of violence in raiding led during 1880 by the feared Apache chieftain, Victorio.
Just prior to this incident, Victorio's band--100 to 200 strong-- had finished a sanguinary two years of raiding in southwest Texas, New . . . — — Map (db m118226) HM