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

Boundary Marker


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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