• 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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Deadline Extended for the 2013 Siglo de Oro International Spanish Drama Festival Art Contests

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Date: December 13, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915.532.7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial and non-profit partner, Los Paisanos de El Chamizal, are seeking submissions of original artwork by both professional artists and local youth for the upcoming 38th Annual Siglo de Oro International Spanish Drama Festival scheduled for March 6-10, 2013.

The new deadline for submissions is January 10, 2013. Entry forms and contest information can be found on the Friends Group website at http://www.los-paisanos-chamizal.com/poster-contest/ or on the Memorial's website at http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/chamizal-theatre.htm.


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Over 5,000 U.S. residents had to be moved from their homes and businesses in the area of El Paso that was to be handed over to Mexico, in agreement with the terms of the Chamizal Convention of 1963, at the government’s expense. More...