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Concordia cemetery grave stone of John Wesley Hardin.

Concordia: A Desert Graveyard

El Paso, Texas

Discover the haunting beauty of Concordia Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, where history and heritage come alive amid the stark desert landscape. This iconic graveyard is the final resting place of notable figures such as infamous gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, Buffalo Soldiers, and Chinese rail laborers. Rich with stories of diverse communities, Concordia spans 54 acres and offers a glimpse into the past with its crumbling markers and historic sections. Learn about the fascinating individuals interred here and the cultural significance of this Texas State Historical Cemetery. Read more about the intriguing history of Concordia Cemetery.

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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

Uncover the marvels of Glen Canyon Dam, a pivotal structure in the Colorado River Storage Project. Completed in 1963, the dam tames the Colorado River, forming Lake Powell and ensuring a steady water supply for the Upper Colorado River Basin. The dam’s engineering feats include the use of 26 vertical blocks and a series of lifts, earning it accolades from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Visit the Carl B. Hayden Visitor Center to explore interactive exhibits and learn about the dam’s construction and impact.

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mojave road guide with mojave desert in the background

Discover the ultimate resource for exploring the historic Mojave Road with the Mojave Road Guide (Revised Edition). Authored by historian Dennis Casebier, this updated guide features new maps, GPS coordinates, and a fully revised road log reflecting the latest changes in management and landmarks. Perfect for history enthusiasts and adventurers alike, this guide ensures you navigate this iconic recreational trail with confidence and insight. Don’t miss out on this essential tool for your Mojave Desert adventures. Get your copy today!

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