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Salt Flat, Texas

Salt Flat is a small community that grew near extensive surface salt deposits left by intermittent lakes in Hudspeth County just west of the Guadalupe Mountains. Some of the gray-white salt deposits may be seen today from U.S. 62/180.

The area was the focus of a bloody dispute known as the Salt War in the 1860s and '70s. Before the dispute reached a confused, tragic end, it had involved both Mexican and U.S. citizens, political parties, judges, legislators, mob action, army troops and Texas Rangers. Murder, assassination and revenge killings took place on both sides.

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Largest Jack Rabbit

The "World's Largest Jack Rabbit" was first pioneered by former Attorney General John Ben Shepperd during his term as Odessa ...

Fine Arts

Several theatre groups offer seasonal productions, including the Theatre of the Big Bend, which offers musicals and dramas un...

Haley Library and History Center

Learn all about Texas and Southwestern history, including the background of the cattle industry and the individuals who began...

Val Verde Winery

Family enterprise in its fourth generation, founded in 1883 by Italian immigrants. Grapes had been grown in the area since 18...

Natural History Museum of El Paso

This museum, in association with the Texas Museum of History, features more than 300 exhibits spanning the wonders of the uni...