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A Precious Resource, also, Un Preciado Recurso. Guadalupe Mountains National Park. . (English) . 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 re…
Brigadier General D.S. Stanley, U.S.A.
Major J.G.C. Lee, Chief Quartermaster.
Captain T.A. Baldwin, 10th Cav'y.
Officer in charge of Construction
Lieut. E.B. Ives, 19th Inft'y.
Resentment over private control of the salt lakes in this region, often called Guadalupe Lakes, led to the El Paso Salt War1877which entailed the loss of manylives and much property
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 Range…
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 GardnerJ.M. Walling · L.R. MillicanThis adobe courthou…
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 Landmark-1968
Formed from El Paso CountyCreated February 16, 1917Organized August 25, 1917
Named in honor ofClaude Benton HudspethBorn in 1877A native TexanHolder of larger ranching interestsMember of the Texas Legislatureand the United States Congress
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, N…
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 re…
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 …