Collections and Artifacts

Chamizal houses several artifacts from the Chamizal Treaty and relocation era. The memorial also maintains a vault, holding artwork and the donated Addis Collection. Explore the links below to learn more.

The Black Box

The Joy and Arthur Addis Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art



What is a Monument?

In a report dated 1898, details were laid out describing each of the U.S./Mexico boundary markers. The report stated that each monument was made of either steel or iron 2cm thick, and must be 6ft tall. Inscriptions were ordered; in English on the north side and Spanish on the south side. The total weight for each monument is 710 pounds.

"The break down in cost for each marker:
Castings 710lbs = $28.40
Wrought bolts and nuts 86lbs = $4.70
Concrete 18cu.ft. = $15.00
Sockets for flag staffs = $1.00
Tansport by wagon $15.00
Transport by pack mules $10.00
Setting in place $15.00
Contingecies $11.30
Total for each $100.00

J.W. Barlow"

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