Mount Cristo Rey/ The Gadsden Purchase/ El Paso Smelting Works

Mount Cristo Rey/ The Gadsden Purchase/ El Paso Smelting Works (HMPDO)

Location: El Paso, TX 79902 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.953', W 106° 28.794'

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Mount Cristo Rey
High above the point where the states of Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua intersect stands an impressive monument at the summit of Sierra de Cristo Rey, portraying Christ on the cross. The dream of the small parish of San Jose Del Rio Grande was realized when this fifty-three foot high cross was dedicated in 1940.

The Gadsden Purchase
Across the river from the Southwestern Portland Cement Company plant, the products of which have helped build El Paso and the Southwest, is the east-west boundary monument between the United States and Mexico. This line was established by the Gadsden Purchase Treaty of 1853, which added 45,000 square miles to the southern portions of New Mexico and Arizona, through purchase from Mexico for ten million dollars.

El Paso Smelting Works
Nearby can be seen the reaching stacks of this huge plant, which has been in continuous operation since 1887 and is the largest custom smelter in the world, and an important and sustaining factor in the mining development of this area.
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso, Texas
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359879 N 3517286
Decimal Degrees31.78255000, -106.47990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.953', W 106° 28.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.18" N, 106° 28' 47.64" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2307-2309 Scenic Dr, El Paso TX 79902, US
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