Anybody Want To Update Scenic Drive’s Historical Markers?
'Cuz, they REALLY need it...
An El Paso Herald Post article points out some outdated markers here in El Paso. They were placed in Murchison Park, atop Scenic Drive, in the 60's to point out cool places. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then and the markers are way outdated.
A few examples:
- One marker points out the Standard Oil and Texaco Refineries and the Phelps Dodge Copper Refining Plant, none of which exist today.
- Another points out the "Rio Grande Rectification Project.” The Rio's still there but, no RGRP.
- One is wrong twice. It points out Cordova Island, (something else that no longer exists) and it has 1960's El Paso/Juarez population figures. It shows El Paso at 276K and Juarez at 311K peeps instead of almost 700K and over 2 million.
- A marker for the star on the mountain says it's only lit once a year
- Another shows I-10 ending near Bassett Place.