Friday, April 01, 2011

Chinese Railway Worker Graves at Concordia Cemetery

El Paso's Concordia Cemetery is one of the most diverse and interesting cemeteries you'd find anywhere.  There are graves of gun fighters, Buffalo Soldiers, and early citizens from distinct cultures such as Chinese railway workers

Known as El Paso's "Boot Hill," Concordia is designated as a Texas State Historical Cemetery, and has an active volunteer group that helps maintain the cemetery, organizes appreciation and interpretive events and promotes an understanding of El Paso's history.  Other recognition and awards include:  2010 True West magazine's "Best of the West" designation, and 2008 Clara Driscoll Award by Preservation Texas.

Close to the center of the city and the airport, the cemetery is graced by a view of the Franklin  Mountains.  It is a wonderful place to get a sense of the El Paso's past and the Old West!

Today's Feature:  Cycle-friendly Hyatt Place El Paso Airport hotel Conveniently located near the airport and the center of the city (and not far from Concordia Cemetery!) is the Hyatt Place El Paso Airport.  They participate in our Texas Mountain Trail cycle-friendly program, allowing bike parking inside rooms, packed lunches or snacks for a day's adventure, and van transportation to nearby locations including Crazy Cat Cyclery near the airport.

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