Chamizal National Memorial


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Chamizal National Memorial:

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Chamizal National Memorial

Address:800 S San Marcial St
El Paso, TX 79905

Phone:915-532-7273
Fax:915-532-7240
Web: www.nps.gov/cham/
Size: 55 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 30, 1966; established on February 4, 1974.
Location:In south-central El Paso, Texas, just north of the Rio Grande and adjacent to the international boundary. Access is via San Marcial Street or Delta Drive.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:The peaceful settlement of a 99-year boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico is memorialized here. The Chamizal Treaty, ending the dispute, was signed in 1963. An amphitheater and 500-seat auditorium are used by the theatrical groups from both sides.

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We are happy that this monument to Estela Portillo Trambley will remain at Chamizal National Memorial. This is an appropriate place to honor a native of El Paso who experienced first-hand the events surrounding the Chamizal treaty, which this park commemorates, and who debuted many of her plays in the Memorials theater.
9, Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S San Marcial St, 915/532-7273
Before landing in Austin, Obama was greeted by lawmakers and University of Texas at El Paso students at the Chamizal National Memorial, a national park in El Paso a stone's throw away from Ciudad Juarez.
At Chamizal National Memorial, park staff celebrate the signing of the Chamizal Treaty of 1963--which settled a land dispute that had caused tensions between the United States and Mexico since 1866.