Paso Del Norte, El Paso, Texas

We'll head 'em off at the pass

“This view presents (the) original Pass of the North (Paso del Norte). It shows the Rio Grande, Highway U.S. 80, the Canal and Santa Fe R.R. emerging from this famous pass. Across the river are seen mountains in Old Mexico and Mt. Cristo Rey with its “Christ the King” Statue overlooking the valley.”

It used to be possible to take Highway 80 from coast to coast but, with the advent of Interstate Highways, the entire portion of US 80 west of Dallas, Texas has been decommissioned.  It’s still possible to take Highway 80 from Dallas and head east, staying with it all the way to the Atlantic Ocean; you’ll end up at Tybee Island, Georgia.

It’s unusual to see the description on the front of the card instead of the back, but there it is.  This is a Curteich “C. T. Art-Colortone” postcard, number 5B-H345, manufactured in 1945, and in pristine condition thanks to Kay Anthony.

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2 Responses

  1. Eddy says:

    Hello Chris,

    Cette carte me fait penser à un film où Rod Steiger attaque un train avec James Coburn (je ne me rappel plus du titre sauf que Steiger jouait un revolutionnaire Mexicain et Coburn un Irlandais, un film de Sergio Leone ?).
    Cette carte est vraiment un décors pour un film dirigé par John Ford, un vrai Western.
    Tu mérites une carte postale de collection Française du début du XXth century, je te l’envoi dès demain.

  2. dmarks says:

    This is one of the few places in Texas I have been to. I have driven along the Rio Grande here. However, I have no postcards of it.

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