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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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Things to do near Salt Flat, TX

Pliska Airplane

John V. Pliska, born in Tyne, Austria, came to Texas with his parents in 1897 and settled in Flatonia. In 1903 he started on ...

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...

Green Tree Country Club -North/West

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

West-of-the-Pecos Museum and Park

The West-of-the-Pecos Museum occupies an old saloon and three floors of the historic hotel, once the area's finest. See resto...

El Paso Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...