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    Signal Peak Road Side Park
    Culberson County, West Texas

    by Barclay Gibson

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    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park

    View of the abandoned road side park and Signal Peak
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

    Culberson County Road Side Park

    Photographer's Note:
    "The construction date of this road side park is unknown. The 'new' El Paso road was finished in about 1962 bypassing this quaint road side park.

    This is the park as it is today. I looked for one of the small identifying plaques that are often encased somewhere in the rockwork but could not find any voids where one might have been. There is a pedestal, visible in photo above, between the two shelters that has a place on top where there once was a round marker about the size of the bronze star on the 1936 County Markers. It may have been removed when the park was vacated or stolen later.

    It was a step climb up to the park but it was fun." - Barclay Gibson

    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park
    View of Signal Peak the road side park
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    TX El Capitan Peak Road Side Park old postcard
    Road Side Park old postcard
    Postcard courtesy Barclay Gibson
    Postcard Caption:
    El Capitan Peak
    This view is seen from U. S. Highways 62 and 180 between Carlsbad, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It is a part of the Guadalupe Mountains in which the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico is located about 40 miles east. The old Butterfield trail in California passed along this route. Locally it is called "Signal Peak". The Apache Indians sent up smoke signals from this peak which is the highest point in Texas, the elevation being 8,757 ft.
    Postcard caption photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park with cactus
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park  with cactus
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park
    "In the bottom left hand corner of the picture is a small light colored object that looks like a fence post. It is the Polancio Grave Marker, edge on."
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, November 2009
    Signal Peak Tx Abandoned Road Side Park

    The Road Side Park in 1967
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Signal Peak Tx Road Side Park old photo
    Road Side Park old photo
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson
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