• 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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Alcohol Ban Information Session

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Date: March 29, 2011
Contact: Catherine Light, 915-532-7273 x108

The Chamizal National Memorial announces public information meetings on its plan to limit alcoholic beverages.

Superintendent Catherine Light announced plans today to host two open house style public meetings to provide basic information and to answer questions and listen to comments on the proposed regulation to prohibit alcohol on the grounds at the Chamizal National Memorial during June, July, and August of each year.

Chamizal National Memorial will hold a public meeting at the Paisano Gallery on Wednesday, April 6, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and another on Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Memorial Theater to discuss the proposed regulation prohibiting alcohol. Park representatives will be present to discuss the process and answer any questions about the new regulation.

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.