Site of Vinegarroon

Site of Vinegarroon (HMOCE)

Location: Comstock, TX 78837 Val Verde County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.969', W 101° 23.181'

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Crossing the Pecos River Canyon was the last major obstacle the Southern Pacific Railroad faced in completing its southern transcontinental route linking New Orleans and San Francisco. As "Tunnel No. 2" was excavated on the west side of the canyon in 1882, a camp for the railroad workers was established near the site. Named Vinegarroon for a type of scorpion found in the area, the camp served as a temporary home for thousands of primarily Chinese laborers. Roy Bean had a saloon and served as Justice of the Peace in Vinegarroon until it was abandoned after the rail line was completed in 1883. (2001)
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 269270 N 3295259
Decimal Degrees29.76615000, -101.38635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.969', W 101° 23.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 58.14" N, 101° 23' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Unnamed Road, Comstock TX 78837, US
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