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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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