[Left:]El Paso International AirportOne of the nation's finest and busiest major airports and general aviation centers, dedicated in 1928. Elevation is 3,936 feet with a total area of 3,878 acres and tremendous runways measuring up to 12,000 feet. Strict liaison with Biggs AFB and Ft. Bliss has resulted in the most efficient and mutually satisfactory operation, both civilian and military, possible to attain.
[Center]The Butterfield TrailEastward U.S. Highway 62-180 in places parallels the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route, which ran from Tipton, Mo. to San Francisco. Traveling 1200 miles in 14 days, the first stage arrived in El Paso September 30, 1858. Out some 25 miles on this same route is Hueco Tanks, an early day Indian rendezvous and watering stop, while 154 miles from El Paso is the world renowned Carlsbad Caverns National Park, discovered in 1901.
[Right]Refinery AreaHere the huge Phelps-Dodge Refining Corp. plant, the world's largest electrolytic copper refinery, produces one fourth of the nation's refined copper. Here, too, terminate crude oil pipelines serving the large refineries of the Standard Oil Company of Texas and Texaco, Inc. Here also, the lines of the vast El Paso Natural Gas Company reach El Paso, its headquarters city, on their way westward.