• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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Look for these titles, available in our bookstore, to learn more about Chamizal National Memorial and the National Park Service.

Chamizal National Memorial by Luis Torres
Learn how a century-old boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico was finally resolved by the 1963 Chamizal Treaty, and how the memorial now serves as a visual and performing arts venue for the greater El Paso-Juarez community. A Spanish language edition of this book is also available.

Changing Courses by Robert Utley
The well-known historian tackles the sordid history of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, a boundary shaped by war, revolution, and finally diplomacy over the course of a century and a half: Includes historical photographs and maps.

Rangers - Activity & Sticker Book
Follow along with young Jason, the son of two National Park Service (NPS) Rangers as he introduces young readers to the exciting adventures of NPS Rangers. Seven different men and women with diverse backgrounds give personal accounts about their jobs and what inspired them to become NPS Rangers

 

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