• 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.

    Chamizal

    National Memorial Texas

People

LBJ & Lopez Mateos

Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States of America and President Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico

El Paso Herald-Post

Follow the links below to learn about some of the people who played a role in the Chamizal story.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: His Life and Legacy

Biography of Adolfo Lopez Mateos (Coming Soon!)

 

For information on oral histories of Chamizal residents and others affected by the treaty, visit our Chamizal Oral History Project page.

Did You Know?

U.S. and Mexico flags

The Mexican flag is flown at Chamizal National Memorial out of respect for the sentiments that made the Chamizal Convention of 1963 a reality. The United States flag will always be on the left as you face the Memorial. More...